Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Malabar Giant Squirrel

The Malabar Giant Squirrel - this beauty is endemic to western ghats. Common, but rarely seen as it hops on the branches high up in the dense canopy.

On my recent visit to Bondla Zoo, I was in for surprise, this squirrel was feeding on the shoots of some creeper very close to the ground, oblivious to the OOhs and aaaahhhs of the visitors just few feet away.