During the day they can be found in tree branches and sunbathing on logs. At night, they wrap their tails around themselves for warmth and nest in hollows amongst leaves and twigs.
Prevost’s squirrels are arboreal mammals, meaning they love to climb and jump in trees, using their tail to balance. For enrichment, Capel Manor College students provide the squirrels food in paper bags and hide their favourite food around the enclosure to encourage foraging.
Size: 12 to 28cm
Weight: Up to 326g
Life span: Up to 15 years
Threats: Pet trade, habitat destruction
Habitat: Forests, dense rainforests
Distribution: Southern East Asia
Conservation status: Least concern (LE)