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Malayan Giant Squirrel Chester Zoo 10 April 1981

A male Malayan Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) in the large enclosure at the rear of the small mammal house. This species bred a few times at London zoo

Malayan Giant Squirrel Chester Zoo 10 April 1981
bongorob, 10 Feb 2008
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    • bongorob
      A male Malayan Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) in the large enclosure at the rear of the small mammal house.

      This species bred a few times at London zoo
    • Writhedhornbill
      Doesn't Chester Plan to Import more squirrels?

      I'd like for them to get this species again:D:D
    • bongorob
      I don't know, but since they want to breed endangered rodents they probably will get some squirrels.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Squirrels do seem to be quite popular animals, so i would Imagine that They'd be quite high up on the list. Get these back and get rid of the Prevost's!!
    • bongorob
      I agree, at least the giant squirrel was visible most of the time, thje Prevost's is hardly ever visible when I go.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Yes, i've only ever seen him twice, and that was after 6pm on the frost fair!!

      The giant squirrels are also nicer and rarer in zoos, so for us, they are much better.

      What other rodents are going to be imported soon to Chester?
    • CZJimmy
      Very impressive looking species!

      Are the prevost's squirrels the ones in the left squirrel enclosure outside the elephant house? If I recall the red-bellied squirrels are in the right one... If so, i have seen them quite a few times (not as often as the red-bellied though)
    • Writhedhornbill
      Yes, they are more colourful, but much more common..
    • bongorob
      I don't know which rodents Chester are bringing in.
    • zoogiraffe
      My god forgot just what a lovely creature this Squirrel was,seem to rember they also had Fire-footeds in the same row?
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