These Malabar Giant Squirrels with coloured fur are the latest viral internet sensation as people are just getting to know about them.
Residing in evergreen forests with a tropical climate, they nibble on jackfruit, nuts, tree barks, insects and bird eggs.
Locally known as Shekru, these giant squirrels are native to India. Their distinction is their ombre coloured fur and their size.
Their dual-toned fur in the combinations of rust, tan, brown, buff and beige, help them to camouflage in the lush green forests in order to protect themselves from the predators.
Their 3-feet-long, head to the tail body doesn't really do justice to the adjective 'giant'.
These native rodents are really making us go 'nuts' over them.
Are they 'fur' real?