Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel
(scientifically known as pteromyini)
Where can it be found?
Northern flying squirrels are typically found in areas where northern hardwoods, such as the Yellow birch, are next to the higher-elevation Red spruce-Fraser fir forest.
Carolina northern flying squirrels are found on high mountain peaks in southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee.
Why is this creature endangered?
The flying squirrel is extinct due to human impacts plus natural threats that include habitat destruction and alterations due with the clearing of forests, introducing exotic pests, recreational development, and lots of pollution.