This is Whitey. He is a variegated squirrel. We have three variegated squirrels here at irescue wildlife sanctuary. These are beautiful creatures and no two look the same. All have been raised as pets, confiscated by MINAE and then brought to other sanctuaries. Eventually, for the reasons outlined in our mission statement, they ended up with us where they will live their lives.
Whitey is getting on in years. He is about six years old now and that's about two thirds of a normal Squirrel lifespan. Although he is a very friendly guy, he is still a squirrel and will bite if handled. He spends his days playing with the other Squirrels and sleeping in the sun.
- Sciurus variegatoides