A species of large squirrel, commonly called the Indian giant squirrel that has attracted the attention of squirrel researcher John Koprowski.
With its chubby appearance, this animal resembles a primate rather than a rodent. This squirrel not only impresses people with its unusually large size, but the color of its fur is also very special. It looks like it was painted by someone. As we can see, its fur is maroon in some places, and purple in some places. Also, combined with colors such as brown, black, orange…. it’s very impressive. It is very rare for any mammal to have purple and maroon fur. This makes this squirrel even more special.
This Indian squirrel is twice the size of the common squirrel. That’s why many people call it the giant squirrel.
In addition to being attractive to look at, their vivid hues and lovely patterns contribute in their ability to exist in the wild.
“In the shaded understory of a dense forest, the patchy colors and dark hues are a great adaptation to avoiding detection,” Koprowski said.
It is known that this animal has a diet of fruits, nuts, and bark. In addition, there are also a few distinct species that eat insects and bird eggs.
To see this strange animal firsthand, you have to go deep into the forests of eastern and southern India. Therefore, the chances of meeting them are very slim.