White squirrel

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Dick Tan’s images show what looks like an albino Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis). This has been confirmed by Nature Consultant Subaraj Rajathurai. Albinism is caused by the absence of the pigment melanin as a result of mutation LINK. In … Continued

Plantain Squirrel eating tangerine

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“During the last Chinese New Year, I saw a Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) feeding on a tangerine (Citrus reticulata) that someone had dropped. It knew how to peel the fruit open with its hands.” Amelia Yeo Singapore 26th June 2016

Plantain Squirrel feeds on Jackfruit

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The image below shows a Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) feeding on the ripening fruit of the Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus). Flowers are grouped in heads, with the male and female flowers on separate heads. The female flowers develop into large, barrel-shaped … Continued

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