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Japanese Squirrel

Japanese Squirrel
    • FunkyGibbon
      I didn't know any of these were in Europe. That's cool!
    • littleRedPanda
      @FunkyGibbon
      There a few photos from here dating back several years. Absolutely gorgeous and a new one for me.
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    • KevinB
      This species was still kept at Best when I visited on May 25th. Faunapark Flakkee is another holder in the Netherlands, which I visited on June 1st.
    • Brum
      According to ztl there are two holders in England, Axe Valley and Wingz so not easily accessible for you @FunkyGibbon. There are an added 8 holders throughout Europe as well so there's potential for them to spread a bit more.
    • lintworm
      @FunkyGibbon They are likely not real Japanese squirrels, but rather colour morps of European squirrels....
    • KevinB
      This kind of thing really irritates me... why do zoos label animals in their collection as something they are not?

      That said, I was kind of wondering already why the "Japanese squirrels" I saw in real life or in photo from these places all have these white patches. Them being some kind of color morph would explain that…
    • Andrew Swales
      @lintworm

      I saw piebald European Red Squirrels in private collections in NL in the 1980s. Then, they were called just that. 'Japanese' Squirrel appears top be a new name...?
    • FunkyGibbon
      They certainly don't look like the squirrels in Inokashira....
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