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Found in the mixed evergreen forests of China, India, Myanmar and Nepal, the orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel, Dremomys lokriah, lives on trees and eats fruits, seeds, grains, small insects and, often, nutritious nectar and pollen-bearing flowers. It can be found in the oak-rhododendron forests of Nepal. In China, it lives in the rhododendron and subtropical forests of the lower parts of the mountainous areas as well as in the higher conifer forests.

Though not as important a pollinator as birds and bats, this squirrel does help the species of trees from which it gets its food. Its habit of stocking seeds for winter helps in seed dispersal.

The Himalayan squirrel is a diurnal (active during the day) animal and the female squirrel gives birth to two to five young ones at a time. Deforestation and fragmentation of its habitat has led to a decrease in its population.

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