Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica)
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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
- The Indian giant squirrel has a long tail which it uses as a counter weight to improve its balance
The Indian giant squirrel is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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