This agile climber is adapted for life spent almost entirely in the trees, and has a very long tail for balance, broad hands for climbing and large claws for gripping branches. The ears are short and round. They have a tail that is about the same length of the body. These squirrels are arboreal in that they live in the trees and do not come to the ground.
They are extremely agile in the trees, making leaps of six meters or more. It is also capable of leaping from branch to branch. This image was taken near to where we were staying at Yala National Park.
Location: Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Photographer: Dave Saunders