Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel | ©Dan Doucette
Petaurista alborufus (Sciuridae) is the largest species of giant squirrel (over 1m from head to tail) and has piercing blue eyes. This species inhabits dense montane forest, limestone cliffs and conifer forests, and it is only found in China.
The specimen shown was photographed in the Foping Nature Reserve, situated in the Qinling Mountains, in Shaanxi Province, China.
Want to see the incredible flight of this squirrel? watch this video. Worth it!