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  • The giant squirrel

    The giant squirrel

    What does the word “giant” suggest to you? The largest size in toothpaste? Something outsize and ultimate in sheer bulk and perhaps also something ogrish? Well the giant squirrel is nothing like that though it is so much larger than the familiar little striped squirrel. It is a most attractive creature, graceful and dainty in …

    November 25, 2017
  • Squirrels remember problem solving techniques for long

    Squirrels remember problem solving techniques for long

    The humble squirrels can remember problem-solving techniques for long periods and can apply them to new situations, new research has found. The scientists from University of Exeter in Britain found grey squirrels quickly remembered how to solve a problem they had not seen for almost two years. The squirrels also quickly worked out how to …

    July 15, 2017
  • Squirrel Watch!

    Squirrel Watch!

    November 20, 2016
  • Squirrel Watch!

    Squirrel Watch!

    November 20, 2016
  • The predatory squirrel

    The predatory squirrel

    Mrs Barua’s letter in The Statesman about a squirrel that caught and ate a sparrow surprised me. The common striped squirrel, like others of its tribe, is much more varied and cosmopolitan in its diet than is generally supposed. I have already described its feeding habits in this column more than once — to summarise, …

    November 13, 2016