Multicolored Squirrels Go Viral

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A photographer from India, Kaushik Vijayan, took several fascinating images of giant multicolored squirrels known as the Malabar giant squirrel. The images have since gone viral on social media.

Also known as an Indian squirrel, the Malabar giant squirrel can grow up to 36 inches from head to tail and jump 20 feet in the air, flying from tree to tree. By comparison, the most commonly found squirrel in the U.S., the eastern gray squirrel, is approximately 20 inches from head to tail and can weigh between 14 and 21 ounces.

 

More on the Malabar, also known as an Indian Squirrel, can be found here.

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