Indian Palm Squirrel – 2

This was a juvenile Indian Palm Squirrel. So cute to see.
Juvenile Indian Palm Squirrel

Juvenile Indian Palm Squirrel

It belongs to the family Sciuridae (family of squirrels). Species: Funambulus palmarum. 

I had earlier got a comment asking whether it is the same as chipmunks. No, both are different. Indian Palm Squirrels belongs to Funambulus genus, and is mostly seen in South India. Whereas Chipmunk is a broad name for the members of Tamias genus. Anyway both belongs to the family of squirrels (Sciuridae).

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