Yucatan Squirrel, Sciurus yucatanensis

The Yucatan squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis) is a tree squirrel that can be found in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala. It prefers to reside in forests, spending its day in the trees. It builds nests out of twigs and leaves, and can have up to three baby squirrels between the months of April to August. Its diet consists of nuts, soft fruits, and seeds. The Yucatan squirrel appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”.

Image Caption: Yucatan Squirrel, Sciurus yucatanensis. Credit: Jim McCulloch/Wikipedia(CC BY 2.0)