Swinhoe’s striped squirrel

Tamiops swinhoei

NZ 26 08 20 ONB LR 71
IUCN Conservation Status –
Least Concern
Extinct In The Wild
Class: Mammals
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae

Find our group of Swinhoe’s striped squirrels in the Village Farm.

This small rodent is native to tropical forested areas in China and South East Asia.

Their diet consists of mostly seeds, fruits, nuts and ginger nectar.

Interesting facts!

  • Swinhoe’s striped squirrels usually breed once every six months. On average they can have 3-6 offspring in a litter.
  • They are very sociable animals and tend to live in groups.

Conservation

The wild population of this species is not currently under threat.