Prevost's Squirrel

Callosciurus prevostii

NATURAL HABITAT
The Prevost's squirrel is found in the trees of dense rain forests.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruits, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers, insects and bird eggs
IN THE ZOO – Fruits, vegetables, rodent blocks and protein biscuits

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Carries fruit away from trees and drops the seeds on the ground, producing new plants
  • One-year-olds can have up to 3 litters of young each year
  • Each litter can have 1 to 4 young
  • Uses tail for balance when running and climbing and as a rudder when jumping
  • Communicates by trilling, whistling or raising tail
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400