June 4, 2020

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20 Fun Facts About Squirrels

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Squirrels are not unfamiliar to almost everybody. It have more than 235 squirrel species live all over the world . Squirrels live on every continent except in Australia and Antarctica. Tree squirrels typically live in wooded areas, since they prefer to live in trees, but depending on the species . Ground squirrels live up to their names. They dig burrows, a system of tunnels underground, to live in.

20 Fun Facts About Squirrels

  1. In the past, the word ‘squirrel’ means ‘shadow tail’.
  2. The most iconic behavior of squirrels is storing nuts and acorns for winter. Which is necessary for the species of squirrel that don’t hibernate.
  3. The hind legs of squirrels are double-jointed, which gives them the ability to run up and down trees very quickly.
  4. From up to a mile away, a male squirrel can actually smell a female in heat.
  5. Squirrels Are Pregnant for 3-6 Weeks. Generally, two to four young are born per litter.
  6. Squirrels have 4 toes on their front feet, which are extremely sharp and used for gripping tree bark whilst climbing. They also have 5 toes on their back feet.
  7. Their front teeth never stop growing.
  8. With 285 species of squirrels, they can be found in every continent except Antarctica and Australia.
  9. Squirrels can eat their own body weight every week, which is roughly 1.5 pounds.
  10. Squirrels can fall from 30 meters high, without hurting themselves.
  11. They use thier tail for balance and parachute when jumping or falling.
  12. An arctic ground squirrel (a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic.) is the only warm-blooded mammal able to withstand body temperatures below freezing whilst hibernating.
  13. Squirrels eyes are positioned in a way which allows them to see behind them.
  14. Squirrels Have Been Around for at Least 35 Million Years.
  15. They can leap 10 times their body length and turn their ankles 180 degrees to face any direction when climbing.
  16. Squirrels are clever creatures and can learn to navigate numerous obstacles to find the most efficient route to food, they’re also rather good at finding shortcuts.
  17. Because they have long, muscular hind legs and short front legs that work together to aid in leaping so squirrels can jump a distance of up to 20 feet.
  18. Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow.
  19. If squirrels babies are abandoned , squirrels will adopt them.
  20. Squirels can run 20 miles per hour. It have been proven by scientist. However, most squirrels run half this.