The Malayan Giant Squirrel:: Deep Forest Dweller

 The Giant Malayan Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) is common arboreal, diurnal deep forest dweller squirrel. This giant squirrel commonly found in Panchmile, Latajhar, Doimari, Sidhajhar, Gabharukhunda areas of Manas. Back, ear and tails color are deep brown to black with lighter buff colored in belly. Commonly sighted alone or pairs with their siblings. They like to eat leaves, fruit, flower, buds. Sometime they climb down from the forest canopy to feed on the ground
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Globally this species is distributed from Northern Bangladesh, North East India, Eastern Nepal, Bhutan, Southern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Western Indonesia. Expansion of agriculture, increase human population, hunting has been steadily decreased their population. IUCN declared this species as near threatened category.
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