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Prevost Squirrel


Prevost Squirrel
Habitat

Found in lowland forests, cultivated areas and gardens, descending to the ground only to cross gaps in the canopy that it cannot jump.

Wild Diet

Seeds, nuts, fruits, eggs and insects.

Behaviour

The Prevost's squirrel is a solitary animal that will only come together with another of the species to mate. They spend their lives in the trees and are very good at climbing and jumping.

Breeding

Gestation takes approximately 48 days and babies (usually triplets) are born into a nest of twigs and leaves or inside a tree hollow. A female can have up to 3 litters a year.

Threats

Habitat destruction is an increasing problem for these squirrels.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Callosciurus prevostii
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Sciuridae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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