Definition of sun squirrel in English:

sun squirrel

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An African tree squirrel that typically has a dark ringed tail, noted for basking in the sun, which often causes bleaching of the fur.
  • Genus Heliosciurus, family Sciuridae: five species
More example sentences
  • The active sun squirrels have been playing hide and seek with guides.
  • The six African rodents are tree or sun squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines and striped mice.
  • Animals and birds who specialise in this habitat type include colobus monkey, dwarf crocodile, Maxwell's duiker, Gambian sun squirrel and green touraco.

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