Length:Head and body length varies from 35 to 58 cm in length, and the tail is up to 60 cm long, with an overall length of up to 118 cm.
Weight:Up to 1.6 kg.
Colouring:Dark brown to black with a more light color around the belly and lower head

Black Giant Squirrel

(Ratufa bicolor)

Description:
The black giant squirrel is an arboreal rodent living in the forests of East Asia. They are one of the biggest squirrels in the world and also are the biggest squirrel which can be found in Thailand. They can grow longer than one meter, out of which around 60 centimeters is the length of its tail. The color of the fur is dark brown to black with a more light color around the belly and lower head. Even though they prefer to stay high up in the trees, they sometimes come down to the forest floor to forage. They are listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by IUCN.

Did you know...?

In some places in Asia the black giant squirrel is protected from hunting by law or tradition.