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.
“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. ”