ANIMALS

These Rainbow Colored Squirrels In India Are Catching Everyone's Attention

by Matt

Who doesn't love a cute, colorful squirrel?

The Indian Giant Squirrel - also called the Malabar Giant Squirrel - is an adorable creature which has been hiding in the depths of India for far too long.

And thanks to some savvy photographers, we can now see the amazing sight of these brown, dark red, white, purple, yellow and orange animals.

They usually hang out by themselves and are often seen early in the morning and evening.

When they're stressed - often from predators - they freeze and lie on a tree trunk, hoping they won't be noticed.

So next time you're in the tropical forests of India, bring some binoculars! These squirrels are not easy to spot.

It's a rare sight to see two squirrels together.

Leave some food out and they might get close enough to you for a photo.

I just can't handle this cuteness. I'm off to India.

These squirrels often build their nests on thin sticks, hoping heavy predators won't bother trying to attack.

They can jump from place to place, up to around 20 feet.

This photographer snapped at 1/250 of a second to catch a photo of the Giant Indian Squirrel.

These squirrels are born without eyesight. It takes up to 26 days for it to establish.

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