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Flying Squirrel by Sali Palode
Periyar is doing well because there are no human settlements inside. This allows Periyar’s mosaic of moist deciduous habitats to flourish across all strata – grasses, herbs, shrubs, creepers, epiphytes and trees. The forest is abuzz with bird activity in the day, but when night falls, bats and flying squirrels Petaurista philippensis take charge.