The Indian Giant Squirrel Is Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real
When squirrel expert John Koprowski first saw a Malabar giant squirrel, also known as an Indian giant squirrel, he couldn’t believe his eyes.John was visiting India in 206 and first thought that the animal looked more like a primate than a squirrel due to its massive size.However, this giant animal was no primate – just a very, very large squirrel. They are two times the size of an eastern grey squirrel and can be 36 inches long.
The bright colors and beautiful patterns aren't just pretty to look at, but it also helps them survive in the wild. "In the shaded understory of a dense forest, the patchy colors and dark hues are a great adaptation to avoiding detection," Koprowski said. "But when you see these in the sunlight, they show their 'true colors' and beautiful pelage [fur]".(Source: India Mike)