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Red-tailed Squirrel

(Sciurus granatensis)

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Identification:

Short-haired squirrel wilh reddish brown back and sides (some are darker-colored), and with a rust-red tail, sometimes black-tipped; 20 to 28cm (8 to 11in), plus long, bushy tail. (Granadera, Ardilla Roja, Ardilla, Chisa).

Habitat:

Wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in trees and on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Red-tailed Squirrel (Sciurus granatensis), Costa Rica