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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