- The Malabar Giant Squirrel is a shy animal, which plays a laudable role in shaping habitat by engaging in seed dispersal.
- A squirrel may build many nests in a small area in the forest.
- It could be found in good numbers in the Satpura hill range in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
- In 1984, the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary was developed in Maharashtra to protect the habitat of the Malabar/Indian Giant Squirrel in an area of 130 sq.km.
- Least Concern as per IUCN.
- The species is included in the Schedule II (Part II) of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Source: The Hindu, IUCN