Grizzled giant squirrel spotted near Gingee

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  • 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.
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