Articles about this fluffy, but apparently bloodthirsty, rare squirrel caught my attention this morning (courtesy of Janet Fang at ilfscience.com and Jim Meyer at grist.org).
They’ve already written two excellent articles on this tufted ground squirrel (Rheithrosciurus macrotis) so I’m not going to regurgitate the contents of their work. You can read their fascinating articles here.http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/killer-squirrel-has-worlds-bushiest-tail http://grist.org/list/borneos-adorable-vampire-squirrel-is-threatened-by-deforestation/
Unfortunately, the squirrel is threatened/endangered due to habitat loss via deforestation to feed the greedy appetites of us humans. I am deeply saddened, every day, over the loss of so many amazing life forms that share the planet with us. It’s way past time to make some lifestyle changes, and get off the couch and do something. It’s not just about survival and preservation for these animals, as we will not be exempt from the same fate that these endangered species are face as a result of our self-absorbed, limited-view actions.