Squirrels are familiar to almost everyone. More than 200 squirrel species live all over the world, with the notable exception of Australia.
Like other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don't wear down from the constant gnawing. Tree squirrels are the types most commonly recognised, often seen gracefully scampering and leaping from branch to branch. Other species are ground squirrels that live in burrow or tunnel systems, where some hibernate during the winter season.
Common Name: Squirrels
Scientific Name: Sciuridae
Group Name: Scurry, dray
Size: 5 to 36 in
Weight: 0.5 oz to 4 lbs
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