Geographical Range Southeastern Asia, including the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia
Habitat Forests, gardens
Scientific Name Callosciurus prevostii
Conservation Status Common

Chances are the squirrels in your backyard don’t look like this (though the two types are cousins). The red, black, and white coat of the Prevost’s squirrel makes it the most brightly colored of all squirrels.

As with all squirrels, the Prevost’s is a good climber, leaping nimbly through the treetops in search of plants and seeds. It rarely has a reason to come to the ground. Its keen senses help it keep a lookout for danger, like eagles and martens. The squirrel is active during the day, and sleeps at night.