The large scale replacement of the healthy natural disorder of lowland rainforest by neatly ordered rows of oil palms, is a disaster for many species. But on the face of it, this squirrel I photographed near Miri in Sarawak, looks forward to taking a share of oil palm harvest. My identification is a google image based guess but I think this attractive creature is probably Callosciurus prevostii, one of the genus known as “Beautiful Squirrels”. But if any one knows better, please correct me.

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