Located in our Oriental Garden along with our Asian short-clawed otters and Owston’s civets, we have 2 Prevost’s squirrels here at the zoo – Maxwell and Zoe.
These mammals are found in lowland forests, cultivated areas and gardens of southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Their diet consists of seeds, nuts, fruits, eggs and insects.
Prevost’s squirrels are classified as Least Concern, although they are protected in some areas, they do suffer from habitat destruction from an increase in plantations. They are also collected at great rates for the pet trade.