Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet” and super excited to do so!
Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. Here is what we have done so far:
And now…I for Indian Palm Squirrel…
- Scientific Name: Funambulus species. It belongs to the family Sciuridae (family of squirrels). Species: Funambulus palmarum.
- They are also known as “the 3 stripe squirrel” due to the stripes on their back.
- Only found in parts of India and Sri Lanka.
- Preferred habitats vary with each species, but include, dry forests, rainforests, scrub, urban areas, parks and gardens and grasslands.
- These species are major pests of fruit crops, including mangoes, in India. They also consume the eggs of native birds.
- Eats small mammals, birds and insects.
- Does not hibernate like other squirrel species.
- Life span is 18 months to six years (in captivity).
- Normally breed in the Fall and have one to five babies that are weaned at around ten weeks of age.
- Gestation is 34 days.
- Overall they are considered “a pest”.
I hope you have learned some fun things about the Indian Palm Squirrel! Come back next week to see what interesting facts we discuss for “J is for Jellyfish”!
Here’s praying we all have fun learning!