These Red-bellied Coast Squirrel (Funisciurus [Paraxerus] palliatus) were seen in Shimba Hills, coastal Kenya. The Red-bellied Coast Squirrel are found in Kenya and South Africa and are a very colourful squirrel, with a dark orange belly and tail, with a silvery brown back. They live in trees and thickets, but can be found near habitation and will feed from the hand. They eat berries, seeds and nuts - also bread! A Red-bellied Coast Squirrel grows to apround 9" (230mm) body length, with its tail the same again.
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