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Prevost's Squirrel
Callosciurus prevostii

Habitat: dense tropical rainforests in south-est Asia

Range: Indonesia, Malaysia

Natural Diet: fruits, seeds, nuts, bird eggs

Status in the Wild: Common

 

Fun Facts

  •  Prevost’s squirrels practice an arboreal lifestyle using their tails for balance. Their claws and toes help them hold onto to tree branches

  • Their black and rust-brown colors help them camouflage and hige from their predators

  • They live either solitarily or in small family groups

  • When they see or hear their predator, they emit a high pitched vocalization called an "alarm call" that alerts their family and other prey of the presence of the predator

  • They build nests out of leaves, twigs, and thing branches in the tree. young are delivered in these nests

 

 

Conservation Threats

  • The major threats are habitat loss, agricultural practices, conversion to plantations, and logging trees for firewood.

  • Illegal hunting and trapping also has a detrimental influence on their wild numbers

Prevost's squirrel are black, white and their undersides are reddish orange

 

Distributional range: in Malaysia and Indonesia