The Gambian sun squirrel Rodent is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Gambian sun squirrel Rodent Facts:
Length: 15.5-21 cm
Tail: 15.5-30 cm (6-12 in)
Weight: 250-350 g (9-13 oz)
Social unit: Individual/pair
Status: Least concern
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Banded hairs in yellows, browns, and greys give the sun squirrel a speckled olive-brown appearance. The tail has 14 rings along its length and the eyes are white ringed. In habit, this squirrel is a typical ground-and-tree species with a diet ranging from seeds to birds’ eggs. Its distinctive behaviours include “basking” on sunny branches, as its name suggests, and relining its nest each night with freshly plucked leaves.
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