Prevost's squirrel

Prevost's squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Callosciurus prevostii

 

Keywords: black , tail , orange

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands)

The Prevost's squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Prevost
A young / baby of a Prevost is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Prevost group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Some facts about the
Prevost's squirrel

Adult weight : 0.4 kg (0.88 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 21 years

Gestation : 48 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.016 kg (0.0352 lbs)

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Facts about the Prevost's squirrel

Currently Prevost's squirrels are not threatened.

DISTRIBUTION: Prevost's squirrel is from south-east Asia.

INTRODUCTION Callosciurus prevostii is an arboreal squirrel found throughout the Sunda shelf, with a range from the Isthmus of Kra in the north to the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, and Sulawesi, as well as several smaller islands in

Prevost's squirrel is also known as the Tri-colored, Ornamental, or Beautiful squirrel.

Prevost's squirrels are tree squirrels and are therefore excellent at climbing and jumping.

Prevost’s SquirrelWith its black, tan, and white coat, the Prevost’s Squirrel is the most colorful of the world’s squirrels.

Social Structure Prevost's squirrels are solitary.

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