Giant Squirrel Numbers See Marginal Rise in Bhimashankar Sanctuary

Population of Giant Squirrel, the state animal of India’s Maharashtra, has witnessed a marginal increase, according to a survey in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Surveyors found as many as 11,915 nests vs 11,156 a year ago.

As reported by The Times of India:

“Since each animal builds between six and eight nests, the numbers would be between 1,490 and 1,986 giant squirrels.

“The census was carried out between May 15 and May 20. ”