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North American Red Squirrel

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Internal Anatomy

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Feeding Pattern

The red squirrel is an omnivore, they eat mostly seeds and nuts, flowers, and even sometimes nestlings.

Threats to Organism

The main threat to these squirrels is loss of habitat by humans, they are not a threat to humans,

Specific Habitat

They usually live in forest or woodland areas, but here at our zoo, they don't even know the difference! They are happy as ever!

Classification

Squirrels are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Sciuridae.

Senses

They have great sense of smell, used for finding food. They have good eye sight as well.

Description

The color of the squirrel is a darkish red brown, with a white belly. They sometimes have tufts of their ears and a long tail to help with balance and warmth in the winter. They have a mass of about 240- 300g. They can be as long as about 10 inches. They have long claws for climbing trees and grasping food.

Sources

"Red Squirrel Facts | Red Squirrel Habitat & Diet." Animals Time. N.p., 16 May 2012. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016

"Bing." Bing. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016