We are observing Indian Palm squirrel almost on a daily basis in the parks in our colony or wherever we are going for morning walk. They are very cute, small in size but attract our attention because of their sound “chip ,chip, chip…. and mostly activities non stop. You may be surprised to know there are about 270 species of squirrels in the world. They are of three types, tree dwellers, ground dwellers and who can fly..flyers.
As a wild lifer I have been going to different parts of the country and seeing the Squirrels small and big in different Wildlife Parks of the country. My first encounter was in Udanti – Sitanadi National Park in Chhatisgarh. Later on in Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Chhatisgarh. Later on in Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka. Last month I observed it in Valparai in the State of Tamil Nadu. My son Bharat Goel observed at Satpura Tiger Reserve in M.P in March 2018.