Indian-Giant-Squirrel

The Indian giant squirrel, or Malabar giant squirrel, (Ratufa indica) is a large tree squirrel species genus Ratufa native to India. It is a large-bodied diurnal, arboreal, and herbivorous squirrel found in South Asia.It is called ‘Shekru’ in Marathi and is state animal of Maharashtra.

R. indica has a conspicuous two-toned (and sometimes three-toned) color scheme.The colors involved can be creamy-beige, buff, tan, rust, brown, or even a dark seal brown.The underparts and the front legs are usually cream colored, the head can be brown or beige, however there is a distinctive white spot between the ears.Adult head and body length varies around 14 inches (36 cm) and the tail length is approximately 2 ft (0.61 m). Adult weight – 2 kg (4.41 lb).