Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica)

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IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The Indian giant squirrel spends most of its time high in the tree canopy and is active during the day
  • The major threats to the Indian giant squirrel are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion and over-hunting
  • The Indian giant squirrel is endemic to India
  • An important disperser of seeds the Indian giant squirrel is omnivorous, eating fruits, flowers, nuts, bark, bird eggs, and insects
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Indian giant squirrel description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilySciuridae
GenusRatufa (1)

Information on the Indian giant squirrel is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Écureuil Géant De L'Inde.
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Indian giant squirrel status

The Indian giant squirrel is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (September, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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