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Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control
2014-04-22 14:36:34

Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel

Fox Squirrels Invest In Their Future With Long-Term Hoarding
2012-10-04 13:30:43

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.

2012-08-09 23:01:40

Duncraft customers watch and feed squirrels almost as much as they do the birds! And Duncraft has a wide


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Cape Ground Squirrel, Xerus inauris
2012-06-18 16:30:51

The Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is native to southern areas of Africa. Its range includes South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, although it does not occur in coastal areas of this region. In Botswana, it occurs in southwestern Kalahari, and in South Africa, it occurs in south and south central areas. The name of the Cape ground squirrel is misleading, as its range is much larger than the name suggests. It is thought that the name was used in order to distinguish the species from the...

Smith's Bush Squirrel, Paraxerus cepapi
2012-06-14 21:17:27

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...

Arizona Grey Squirrel, Sciurus arizonensis
2012-05-07 12:50:57

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:...

Mexican Fox Squirrel, Sciurus nayaritensis
2012-05-07 12:47:21

The Mexican fox squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) can be found throughout the Sierra Madre Occidental and as far south as Jalisco, Mexico. The northern range of this squirrel only includes the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. There are three subspecies of the Mexican fox squirrel, and they are commonly known as the Nayarit, Chiricahua fox squirrel, and the Apache. These squirrels prefer a forested habitat, living at elevations if up to 8,900 feet, depending on the location....

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2007-06-25 10:50:46

The Fox Squirrel, Sciurus niger, is the largest species of tree squirrels native to North America. The Fox Squirrel's natural range extends throughout the eastern United States, excluding New England, north into the southern prairie provinces of Canada, and west to the Dakotas, Colorado, and Texas. They have been introduced into Northern California. While very versatile in their habitat choices, fox squirrels are most often found in forest patches of 250 square miles or less with an open...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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