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Stressed Squirrels Produce Faster Growing Offspring
2013-04-19 19:30:36

What was surprising for an international group of researchers was how an increase in stress for a squirrel mother led to offspring that are decidedly stronger and heartier.

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.

2011-12-09 08:00:00

Because of the stagnant economy, American consumers desire value driven products.

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2009-07-28 12:10:00

The research team tested the squirrels' ability to learn to choose between two pots of food after watching another squirrel remove a nut from one of the pots.

2009-04-24 18:40:37

A Michigan teacher guiding students around the University of Michigan campus was attacked by an irate squirrel when she tried to help one of its young. The teacher, from Detroit, spotted the squirrels Thursday as she ushered her students through a campus tour, The Ann Arbor News reported Friday.

2009-03-15 12:31:03

Two wildlife lovers in Britain say they watched a bunch of squirrels enjoy a meal of potato chips flavored like squirrel stew. Nigel and Camilla Cullum of the British county of Buckinghamshire said they saw squirrels eagerly consume a bag of Cajun Squirrel chips that they placed on their bird feeder, The Sun reported Friday. The flavored chips from the Walkers snack food manufacturer were inspired by the Brunswick stew that is served in British restaurants and in U.S.

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2009-02-11 08:59:28

They may adorable little critters but the grey squirrels in northern Scotland will need more than that on their sides after the release of Britain’s biggest culling operation of a mammal.

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2007-08-14 22:44:24

California ground squirrels have learned to intimidate rattlesnakes by heating their tails and shaking them aggressively.

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2006-12-12 17:50:00

Squirrels hit the genetic lottery with their chubby cheeks and bushy tails. But good looks alone don't get you through long winters. So how do they do it? And why do they search, huddle, dart, and sometimes forget where they hid their nuts?


Latest The Squirrels Reference Libraries

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...

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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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2005-06-02 11:27:37

The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) is one of two species of the genus Glaucomys, the only flying squirrels found in North America. The other is the somewhat smaller southern flying squirrel (G. volans). The Northern flying squirrel is found in coniferous and mixed forests across the top of North America, from Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina and west to northern California. Two subspecies are found in the southern Appalachians, the Carolina northern flying...

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