Five-striped palm squirrel

Five-striped palm squirrel

Scientific name
Funambulus pennantii
Order
mammals
Family
סנאיים Sciuridae
Social Structure
Solitary
Activity
Food
Omnivor
This omnivore eats mainly fruits, seeds, flowers, buds, and tree bark, as well as insects, other arthropods, and bird eggs.
Dangers

• The five-striped squirrel is an invasive species.  It has invaded and populated within several countries in the world, including Israel, after escaping/being released from captivity. As an invasive species, it harms natural vegetation and local animals, as well as agricultural crops.

• Their habitat is forested urban and rural areas in Central and Northern India, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal. Today in Israel, the squirrels live in the wild in various areas in the Negev.

Photo: Adi Philipsborn

תוכנית שימור בגן
conservation status
NT
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
-
Life Expectancy
years
5
Interesting To Know
Endangered status
nt
Worldwide
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