The largest Costa Rica Information SiteCosta Rica Flag Tropical Kingsnake (not venomous) part of Costa Ricas beautiful Fauna and Wildlife


Custom Search
Home of Fauna   What is Ecotourism   History of Ecotourism   Geography & Climate   Conservation   Amphibians   Reptiles   Birds   Mammals  

There are five squirrel species

The red-tailed squirrel (ardilla roja; Sciurus granatensis) is grayish with a red belly and red tail, and is quite common. More abundant is the variegated squirrel (chiza; Sciurus variegatoides), which has various forms. The most frequently seen are mainly whitish with a black back or reddish with a black back and a black-and-white tail with red markings below. The other squirrels are less likely to be seen and are usually smaller and live at high altitudes.

Picture 1, Squirrels, Costa RicaPicture 2, Squirrels, Costa Rica
Picture 3, Squirrels, Costa RicaPicture 4, Squirrels, Costa Rica