Palm squirrels

Palm squirrels

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Genus : Funambulus

 

Facts about the genus Funambulus, the palm squirrels

Asian palm squirrels are characterized by the light and dark stripes which run the length of its body.

Lively Palm-Squirrels are perhaps the most conspicuous and noisy of the mammal residents, constantly chasing around from tree to tree, and Wild Boar the least secretive, crashing through the undergrowth with much squealing and snorting when disturbed.

The Hanuman langur (a primate) and palm squirrels are ubiquitous.

The three striped palm squirrels are the most familiar of all Indian wild animals as they have over time become dependent on humans for food and shelter.

Three-striped Palm Squirrels are about a foot (30 cm) in total length.

The palm squirrels are very common, scavenging in the streets where we expected to see rats. (Full text)

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