Tree squirrel

Elizabeth Kendall

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa

Artist's Description

Smith’s Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi), also known as Yellow-footed Squirrel and in South Africa as the Tree Squirrel, is an African bush squirrel found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The total length is 350 mm, half of which is tail. This species only weighs 200 gram. The coat colour varies throughout the region. In the western and arid parts of its range it is pale grey, and in the eastern localities more brown.
More info
I saw this fine fellow at Weesgerus, near Modimolle, South Africa.
Photography: Wildlife in Africa
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
FEATURED in Your Country’s Best
10 Febr. 2013
FEATURED in Welcome to the Jungle
11 Febr. 2013.
FEATURED in Indigenous to East and Southern Africa
17 March 2013.
FEATURED in Wild Africa Group
14 August 2013.
FEATURED in Squirrels, chipmonks and relatives
1 June 2014

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