Prevost's Squirrel

Prevost's Squirrel

Prevost's Squirrel
Callosciurus prevostii


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Rodentia
FAMILY
Sciuridae

Range

Southeast Asia


Habitat

Forests, cultivated areas, and gardens


Diet

Fruit, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers, insects and bird eggs

Weight

About 11 oz

Size

5 to 11 in.

Tail

3 to 10 in

Gestation

About 5 weeks

Young

Avg. 1 - 2

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Diurnal (active during the day) and arboreal (live in trees)
  • Toes well adapted with sharp claws for clinging to tree trunks
  • At night, rest in tree hollows or on tree branches in nests built of leaves and twigs; wrap their tails around them at night for warmth
  • Females average 1 - 2 young after a 5 week gestation; may have up to 3 litters a year

 

Conservation

This mammal faces threats from habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. A substantial part of its native range has been replaced by plantations.

Least Concern

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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