Latest Eastern Gray Squirrel Stories
Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York City's human behavior, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods.
Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders.
Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, charismatic wildlife, such as tigers, grizzly bears and orcas. With his latest publication, however, he consciously chose to investigate a creature that may be considered less exotic, and is certainly smaller.
A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008.
Squirrels running rampant, foraging for food, gathering nuts--it is a common sight throughout much of North America. But these little critters’ habits have long gone unnoticed in the scientific community.
DISASTROUS disease outbreaks like the one which led to the decimation of the red squirrel in Britain can now be avoided through the implementation of new preventive measures developed by UK scientists.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct.
Advocates for the return of red squirrels to parts of Britain say they thrive once invasive gray squirrels are eliminated from their habitat. After an absence of 20 years or more, red squirrels are being seen again in parts of Scotland, Wales and England, said the Red Squirrel Survival Trust established
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The West Virginia northern flying squirrel is gliding off the federal endangered species list after more than two decades of protection.
Abert’s squirrel (Sciurus aberti) is a tree squirrel that is native to the North America. It is also known as the tassel-eared squirrel. Its range extends from the Rocky Mountains all the way into Mexico, with large populations appearing in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and the Grand Canyon. Its range is slightly fragmented, with most populations being isolated to the Rocky Mountains, but the introduced populations in the Graham and Santa Catalina mountains of Arizona are stable. There...
Smith’s bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) is native to many areas of Africa including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia, among other regions. Its other common names include the Yellow-footed Squirrel and the South African name of Tree Squirrel. Smith’s bush squirrel is approximately 1.1 feet in length, including the tail, which can comprise up to half the body length. It is small, weighing only seven ounces. The fur color of this squirrel varies in...
The Arizona grey squirrel (Sciurus arizonensis) is native to the deciduous and mixed forests of northern Mexico and Arizona, surrounded by valleys and canyons. It is a tree squirrel placed within the genus Sciurus. This squirrel will eat acorns and other nuts, seeds, berries, and pinecones. Although the Arizona grey squirrel looks and acts much like other grey squirrels, it is essentially more closely related to fox squirrels. This squirrel is endangered by habitat loss. Image Caption:...
The San Joaquin antelope squirrel, also known as Nelson’s antelope squirrel, is native to the San Joaquin Valley in California. This squirrel lives on slopes and ridge tops, inhabiting the western edge of the valley. The range of the San Joaquin antelope squirrel has grown smaller, resulting in its status of endangered. The original habitat of this antelope squirrel, Carrizo Plain, is where most of the squirrels reside now. The burrows of these squirrels can be found in separate areas in...
The Townsend’s ground squirrel, or Urocitellus townsendii, can be found in many areas of the United States. The range of this squirrel includes south-central Washington, western Utah, east Oregon, southern Idaho, and most of Nevada. They can also be found in the eastern extremities of California. There are seven subspecies of this type of squirrel including Merriam’s ground squirrel and Piute ground squirrel. Townsend’s ground squirrels prefer to live in arid environments, most often...
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