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The Giant Malabar Squirrel

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Transcript of The Giant Malabar Squirrel

The Giant Malabar Squirrel Set up reserves before this amazing animal becomes extinct. As well as stopping the hunting of this creature. There is a reserve in India that was created to protect the habitat of The Giant Malabar Squirrel. It is called the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Solutions How is the Habitat affected ? The habitat is being affected by logging,dam building and building of plantations. The Malabar Giant Squirrel is worth saving because it is the largest squirrel ever recorded. It is a very unique animal because of its conspicuous colours, length of its tail (2 feet) and ability to jump 6 metres. Is it worth saving ? The Malabar Giant Squirrel helps our planet because they eat bugs so that without them we would lose an amazing creature who helps keep bugs under control. How it helps our planet What could happen if it became extinct ? Reasons for threatened status The reasons why The Giant Malabar Squirrel is threatened are habitat destruction as well as an illegal trade in parts of this animal. Also it is hunted for its meat. What you can do You can tell others about the Malabar Giant Squirrel and raise money. Also donate money to people who help animals like WWF. People who live near rainforests in India would have bug problems because some bugs would become too numerous. For example if Mosquitos became too numerous viruses like Malaria and West Nile would happen more often. Also, if they become extinct the Leopard will lose a source of prey. The Malabar Giant Squirrel or Indian Giant Squirrel is a metre long squirrel that lives in the canopy part of the Indian rainforests. It can leap 6 metres from tree to tree.They are omnivorous, eating eggs,flowers and bugs. The tail is used as a counterweight to provide balance. Its main predators are the leopard and birds of prey. It is classified in the Near Theatened category. Sources 1.Wikipedia 2.Redlist 3.Arkinspace 6.Flickriver 5.Arkive 4.Zunkabhakri
In short The Malabar Giant Squirrel is an amazing animal that in time might become extinct because of being hunted and habitat destruction. Thank you. Conclusion
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