• Matt Murrie

Curious About Rainbow Squirrels

Updated: Apr 8

A rainbow, what?!

What do you think a rainbow squirrel would look like? Draw and describe one. What if it weren't just a "rainbow squirrel" but an Indian giant rainbow squirrel? What would that look like?


Who do you think would be a giant rainbow squirrel's best friend? Send a direct message from this friend to his or her rainbow squirrel buddy.


How big do you think these squirrels get? How much bigger are they than "normal" squirrels, or squirrels in your neighborhood? Calculate how much bigger these giant squirrels are than a standard squirrel.


When do you think rainbow squirrels come out to play, day or night? Describe what you think a typical day and night might look like for a giant rainbow squirrel.


Where do you think the Indian giant lives? India, of course, but India is a HUGE place! After you discover where, make a map of India and mark this giant squirrel's territory.


Why do you think the giant rainbow squirrel is the state of animal of Maharashtra in India? Create an award announcing the giant rainbow squirrel as the state animal.


Huh?: Aren't animals supposed to blend in with their surroundings to hide from predators and prey? How do you think these squirrels benefit from being rainbow colored?


Wow!: What if you could be giant or rainbow colored? Create a social media profile post sharing your new look with your friends.

Nerd Corner:


Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Rodentia

Family:Sciuridae

Genus:Ratufa

Species: R. indica


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