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The Grizzled Giant Squirrels manifesto to a balanced diet and population control

Udawalawe National Park

Fun Facts

We the Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Ratufa macroura, need to stay omnivorous to maintain a balanced diet and superior image: it is strictly suggested to eat nuts, seeds, fruits, fungi – especially mushrooms, green vegetation, tree bark for fibre, and the eggs of small birds for protein. Though the treasonous, herbivorous lifestyle of some has led to the misrepresentation of our entire kind in cartoons, indicating we don’t like eggs, we release this manifesto to correct the misinformation spread.

Facts are not fun, they are rules to govern our society lest we fall into squirrel anarchy and televised propaganda via cartoons.

Did you know?

As of now, humans know very little about our hybrid brethren, which means we already have the upper paw. Thus, mating with our cousin – Ratufa indica – could lead to population control, as usually when animals cross the species barrier to mate, the hybrids are mostly infertile (case study: the mule, a hybrid of the horse and donkey). Our glorious lead scientist, Ratu F. A., has enthusiastically volunteered to become a test subject until permanent retirement.


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Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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