Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel

By Ariyanna Smith

Scientific Name

Glaucomys sabrinus

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Region Found

The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel can be found on high mountain peaks in southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee

Why is it endangered?

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrels are endangered because the limited and discontinuous range of this species in the Southern Appalachians make it vulnerable to a number of natural and human impacts. Clearing forests, recreational and residential developments, and pollution has caused a number of complications for this animal.

What is being done?

The Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel Recovery Plan has been established to prevent further complications for this species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has established this plan.