Grizzled giant squirrel spotted near Gingee
13, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- For the first time, researchers have sighted nests of the grizzled giant squirrel at Pakkamalai Reserve Forests near Gingee in the Eastern Ghats.
- The squirrel is an endangered species listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act.
- Owing to habitat loss and poaching, the species has been categorised as near threatened by the Red List and listed under Schedule II of CITES.