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Volume 5 | Number 1 | May 2013
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 25 April 2013
Accepted date: 31 May 2013
Published date: 15 June 2013
Pp. 87–88.

Behaviour of Yunnan Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista yunnanensis) at a mineral lick in Yunnan, China

H. Lian–Xian* & L. Harding
*Corresponding author. E-mail: lianxian.han@gmail.com

In February 2012 one of us (Han) led an ecotour to Nankang Nature Reserve, west of the Nujiang (Salween) River, Baoshan Prefecture, Yunnan, and saw giant flying squirrels in the evening near the Nature Reserve headquarters. After hearing this, the Nature Reserve rangers began to take evening walks along the highway watching for flying squirrels, eventually discovering a mineral lick. In retrospect, the first observation in 2012 was evidently when the giant flying squirrels were approaching the lick site. On 24 February 2013 we observed the giant flying squirrels for about two hours, from 22:00 hr to midnight, as they approached the lick and returned from it.

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