No, this colorful critter didn’t fall into buckets of paint. The Malabar giant squirrel has fur with natural shades of purple, orange, and other colors. This might help the squirrel blend into forest treetops in southern India.
Its fur isn’t the only thing that sets this creature apart from the squirrels we see in the U.S. It is also much bigger. This squirrel can measure up to 3 feet long from head to tail!