The rain forest is home to many different animals and as you get closer to the you equator the more species there may be in an area. Apart from the charismatic and iconic species for which Dzanga Sangha is famous, the forest around Sangha Lodge has some of the best small mammal watching opportunities anywhere in the world. To feature some of these we will be posting some pictures of lesser known species we have captured over the years, boosted recently by our camera trap research into pangolins.
Here we feature the squirrels. Nine species have been recorded at the lodge, below are details of the eight we have photographed. The ninth,
African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio),
we will add when we can.
While reviewing the pictures and video we have, we believe we have found a 10th species, not previously recorded in CAR . Scroll to the bottom of the page for this.
Little information can be found online about many of these species, so we will be happy to accept any corrections. If you have any comments, or have photos taken here you would like to add, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Descriptions are based on observation and checked agains the Handbook of Mammals of the World, and Squirrels of the World. Special thanks to Venkat Sankar for his help
All pictures Sangha Lodge, SPP, Tess Ullman or Ewan Davies except where otherwise noted.