Thursday, 20 May 2010

Mr Dodam

Mr Dodam is a Sri Lankan Giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) that the SLWCS obtained from a temple in Sri Lanka where he lived in a small cage. He was taken to the Wasgamuwa field centre which is where I met him for the first time. He was originally kept in a pet carrier and then moved to a purpose built larger cage before being slowly introduced into the wild around the field centre.

Despite only being with him for a week I became very fond of him. There are few greater joys than seeing a once captive animal given free roam of the wild. You can follow his story here