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They are gorgeous but I find them specially interesting. You dont see often mammals with such vivid colours, they are usually more mild. I wonder what pigments do they produce and how.
The original photo seems to imply blues and reds, but really it's just normal blacks, chestnut and blonde shades. It seems more of a camouflage than say a visual cue for mating or warning, but selection could have exacerbated some of the colors, like the size of antlers in bucks.
They are beautiful but I always get frustrated when people see a cute animal and associate it with "sweet", they're still wild rodents, they're not "sweet". These misleading statements that come from cute pictures like these are what can lead to animal issues from stereotypes later, such as rich people trying to buy one as a pet and then realizing they're too difficult for them to handle resulting in the animals suffering...Sorry, maybe I'm just in a bad mood... -_-
Agreed. I didn't know such a squirrel existed, but would be concerned that they could be bred for pets or hunted for meat. Truly hope they stay wild.
Indian People dont actually care about Animal all together. Normal people dont even realize its them who are causing harm. All they want to kill all the animals except Cow.
You're right. They are sweet and adorable, as a wild animal in its natural environment. The only other place for a wild animal is a sanctuary, if the individual animal is unable to survive in the wild, or in those evil necessities known as zoos. Love/ hate relationship with zoos. At least the zoos today are not as bad as hundred years ago
Hi Purpler, you do have a good point, I have seen on a T.V. show how too many people buy exotic animals for a pet, it makes me very angry !!!
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