Southern Flying Squirrel

Southern Flying Squirrel

Our Southern Flying Squirrel was born December 28, 2005 and purchased from a Texas breeder. He arrived at Reflection Riding in February 2006. This species generally lives 4 to 5 years in the wild, but up to 13 years in captivity.

Fun Facts:

  • The Southern Flying Squirrel is the most carnivorous of all tree squirrels.
  • Despite its name, the flying squirrel does not fly, but glides from tree to tree, or from tree to ground.
  • They are extremely nocturnal, and therefore we rarely see them.

What to look for:

  • He is a voracious eater and extremely fast.
  • If you get a glimpse of him, check out his large eyes and flat tail.

Download more interesting information about Southern Flying Squirrels!

Resources:
Animal Diversity: Southern Flying Squirrel

 

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