Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

By: Emily Hendrix

The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel or Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus is an endangered species here in North Carolina. These squirrels are located on mountain peaks in western North Carolina. They are also located on mountain peaks in southwest Virginia and eastern Tennessee.

The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel is endangered because of human impacts such as habitat destruction and fragmentation, introduction of exotic pests, pollution, and recreational and residential development. You can help the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel! You can volunteer to check flying squirrel boxes. You can also volunteer to build flying squirrel boxes.


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