Animal Kingdom Animals

Prevost's Squirrel Callosciurus prevostii

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

Diet at 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