These Squirrels cannot fly like birds. They glide between trees. The maximum flight
recorded till date is 90 meters. They can change the direction and speed using their
arms and legs. This seems like a furry parachute-like membrane that stretches from
wrist to ankle. Its tail stabilizes the flight.
The Siberian flying squirrel
The Siberian flying squirrel It can be found from Baltic Sea in the west to the
pacific Ocean in the east.
Note: It was always a topic of debate on
flying squirrel revolution history before 21st century. Two molecular study clearly
clarified its evolution history. As per a Study flying squirrels originated 18–20
million years ago, which is wonderful and they are monophyletic. Also, they have
a sister relationship with tree squirrels."
Life time: Around 6 years in wild and up to
15 years in Zoos.
Mortality Rate: High.
The reason for high mortality rate in young squirrels is predators and diseases.
Predators: * Predators include tree snakes, raccoons, owls, martens,
fishers, coyotes, bobcats, and feral cats, etc.
* In the Pacific Northwest of North America, the Northern Spotted Owl is a big known
predator of the flying squirrels.
Food: They eat according to the kind of an environment they live
They are omnivorous so that they can eat whatever kinds of food they get. The North
American southern flying squirrel eats fungi, flowers, gastropods (slugs and snails),
spiders, shrubs, insects, seeds, and tree sap.
When do they eat: In Night. they use their highly developed senses of smell.
What do they eat:fruits, nuts, fungi and bird eggs.
Mating Season:During February and March.
How they care their infant squirrels: The Female squirrels take care of their
infant Squirrels and live with them. They nurther and protect them. The Males do
not participate in nurturing their offspring.
How do they look: At birth, they are hairless, most of their senses are not
Their internal organs are visible through their skins. and their gender can be identified.
When do they get fully developed: By Five Week.
When do the glide:after two and a half months, they glide perfectly.
[Flying Squirrel Anatomy]
Scientific Name: Glaucomys sabrinus - One of two species of the
Where are they found: Northern flying squirrels are found in Coniferous and
mixed forests across the top of North America, from Alaska to Nova Scotia, south
to the mountains of North Carolina and west to California.
How do they look:Length: 25 to 37 cm
Weight: 110 to 230 grams.
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Scientific Name: Glaucomys volans
Where are they found:Southern flying squirrels are found in Deciduous and
mixed woods in the eastern half of North America, from southeastern Canada, to Florida,
USA. Disjunct populations of this species also have been recorded from the highlands
of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
How do they look:Length: 225 to 25 cm
Weight: 100 to 210 grams.
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The scientific name of the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel is Pteromys momonga. This
is also a type of Flying Squirrel. The length of the Japanese Flying Squirrel is
14-20 cm and their tail length is 10-14 cm. Their weight is 150-200 gm. They are
much smaller than the Japanese giant flying squirrel. The weight of the Japanese
giant Squirrel can be 500gm.
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Squirrels are very gentle and they prove to be real “Pocket Pets”. Flying Squirrels
create a good boding with the owner. You can enjoy spending hours and hours climbing
around. Flying Squirrels are nocturnal, However, they can do adjustment with the
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