There are more flying squirrels found in Borneo than anywhere else on earth. Out of the 49 species of flying squirrels throughout the world, 14 are found in Borneo, including four giant flying squirrel species. One of which is the red giant flying squirrel or common giant flying squirrel. They are one of the largest arboreal squirrels that typically have reddish-brown fur.

These gliding giants have skin between their limbs which allows them to glide up to 50 meters. They are nocturnal herbivores and spend most of their days in tree holes at least 10 meters above the ground. ⁠

If you happen to be at Sepilok Rainforest Discovery Centre, then you might get the chance to spot them.

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