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city squirrels
2014-07-23 03:30:56

Megan Meates, Curtin University 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. Dr. Bill Bateman, Senior Lecturer at Curtin's Department of Environment & Agriculture, led the study that proved eastern grey squirrels were able to modify their behavior in urban environments and prevent unnecessary responses when humans acted in a predictable...

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

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first...

red squirrel
2014-02-25 06:05:48

Queen's University Belfast 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. A study by the biodiversity and conservation research center Quercus at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), and published in the journal PLOS...

History Of The American Urban Squirrel Traced By Researcher
2013-12-06 14:58:42

University of Pennsylvania 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. "I wanted to write about something a bit...

Formby’s Red Squirrel Population Recovering After Outbreak Of Squirrelpox
2013-11-27 10:42:33

[ Watch The Video: Red Squirrels Beat the Pox ] University of Liverpool 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. Researchers from the University, in collaboration with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, have been monitoring the red squirrel population at the Seaforth Coastal reserve, which had fallen by 85% as a result of the outbreak. Squirrel pox...

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

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Expectant mothers are often advised to limit their exposure to stressful situations. It´s been long documented how the introduction of stress hormones to the human infant in the gestational period can severely affect the pregnancy, producing earlier births and lowered birth weights. But, and this may come as no surprise, squirrels are not humans. What was surprising for an international group of researchers, led by...

2013-04-18 23:38:05

When the woods get crowded, female squirrels improve their offspring's odds of survival by ramping up how fast their offspring grow. In a study led by Michigan State University and the University of Guelph (Canada), researchers showed for the first time how females' use social cues to correctly prepare their offspring for life outside the nest. The results, published in the current issue of Science, confirm that red squirrel mothers boosted stress hormone production during pregnancy, which...

2012-12-09 05:03:47

This holiday season, treat your friends and family to tree squirrel removal services in the Westchester County area by hiring QualityPro Pest & Wildlife Services at 10% off. Health, safety, and property integrity are all benefits of the pest removal services being offered. Tarrytown, New York (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 The wintertime usually means that many of Mother Nature´s small critters will hunker down and bunk in for the cold and long winter months. Hibernation sets in and a...

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

[ Watch the Video: Fox Squirrel Caching For The Long Run ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. That is, until now. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have been studying the antics of these furry little rodents as they scamper about the...


Latest Tree squirrels Reference Libraries

Abert's Squirrel, Sciurus aberti
2012-07-20 10:50:22

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...

Variegated Squirrel, Sciurus variegatoides
2012-07-17 14:54:47

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,...

Yucatan Squirrel, Sciurus yucatanensis
2012-07-06 19:13:21

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...

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...

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