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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.
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel
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.
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.
When the woods get crowded, female squirrels improve their offspring's odds of survival by ramping up how fast their offspring grow.
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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.
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...
The variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) is native to many regions, including Honduras, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It is one of over a hundred species of tree squirrel, and it can vary in color from whites to red, depending on the subspecies. It holds at least fourteen subspecies. The variegated squirrel appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”. Image Caption: Sciurus variegatoides in Curú Wildlife Refuge,...
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...
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) 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...
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