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Giant Flying Squirrel, Night Safari

This is the red-and-white giant flying squirrel (petaurista alborufus) from East Asia. Extremely rare in captivity. The specimens at Night Safari were seized from a food market in China and donated to us. They are displayed in a walk-thru habitat where visitors can watch them gliding overhead. Photo was taken by a professional team of photographers using motion sensors.

Giant Flying Squirrel, Night Safari
Zooish, 8 Apr 2007
amur leopard and PAT like this.
    • Zooish
      This is the red-and-white giant flying squirrel (petaurista alborufus) from East Asia. Extremely rare in captivity. The specimens at Night Safari were seized from a food market in China and donated to us. They are displayed in a walk-thru habitat where visitors can watch them gliding overhead.

      Photo was taken by a professional team of photographers using motion sensors.
    • roynie
      great photo!!!
    • Sun Wukong
      Indeed, a spectacular photo! And a very interesting species, too! Too bad nocturnal houses in zoos (beside the Night Safari, of course...;) are usually not in the apt dimensions to show this interesting creature properly.
    • gentle lemur
      Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a squirrel! :)
      What a marvellous photo!

      Alan
    • Arizona Docent
      That may be the most amazing photo I have seen on ZooChat.
    • Jabiru96
      Fantastic photo and beautiful animal!!!
    • Paix
      We NEED to bring some over to Europe! Truly excellent animals!
    • stubeanz
      there is actualy a private keeper in Europe who specialises in squirrels and he has a pair of these! amazing animals and just wish more were in Europe :)
    • Paix
      I have posted the link (to his collection) into the Europe area. I thought it would get more attention there.
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