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Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees
Beyond birds and squirrels, there are many unique—and surprising—animals that spend their lives aloft.
About Squirrel

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.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Squirrels

Scientific Name: Sciuridae

Type: Mammals

Diet: Omnivores

Group Name: Scurry, dray

Size: 5 to 36 in

Weight: 0.5 oz to 4 lbs

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