Common Name: Northern Palm Squirrel
Scientific Name: Funambulus pennanti
Nepali Name: Panch dharke lokharke ( पाँचघर्के लोखर्के )
Size: 13-16cm (body length)
Location: Budanilkhanta, Kathmandu, Nepal
These Northern Palm Squirrels are sighted in and around Kathmandu and normally live in the lowlands of Nepal with habitats ranging from urban to forests. This bold squirrel was spotted in Budanilkantha temple where it can get an easy meal of nuts and fruits offered by the devotees to the temple.
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