Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica)   Leave a comment

Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica)

The great news is that these cuddly animals are increasingly becoming a common sight in the forests of Southern India.

These animals are typically an upper canopy dwelling species and their main predators are birds of prey, like the crested serpent eagles, and leopards. Their natural instinct is to press themselves hard against the trunk of trees to avoid getting captured.

They move from tree to tree through spectacular leaps and capturing them in mid air is many a photographers’ obsession. I have also not been immune to it. Infact very recently I managed to get a decent photo of the same. Will post that soon.

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