The Slender Squirrel is one of the two common squirrels found in Singapore. It is smaller than the Plantain Squirrel. Its head is round with its short legs and a furry tail. Its upperparts of the body and tail is olive brown. Unlike the Plantain Squirrel which has a reddish belly, the Slender Squrrel has a grey underside. It is pale around the eyes.



Diurnal, inhabits forest and parkland. In Singapore, it is common but confined to the Central Nature Reserves, Bukit Batok Nature Park and the Botanic Gardens.


HB 15cm. Tail to 13cm


Restricted to certain areas but common.


Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo


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Slender Squirrel

Sundasciurus tenuis






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