North Carolina Flying Squirrel
Endangered, July 1, 1985
The Northern (Glaucomys sabrinus) and Southern (Glaucomys volans)
Location: Graham, Swain, Haywood, Jackson, Transylvania, Bundcome, Yancey, Mitchel, Avery, Watauga, and Caldwell are all County's in North Carolina that the Northern and Southern Flying Squirrel are located in.
Why Is It Endangered?
The Flying Squirrel is endangered because of all the human impact facing the creature. Humans do many things to he habitats of these animals such as habitat destruction and fragmentation or other changes associated with the clearing of forests, exotic pests, and pollution
What Is Being Done To Protect The Squirrel
Studies are bring done by Professor of Biology Peter Weigl and some break throughs have already been made. Through the tracking of the animals Professor Weigl has created an electric wooden fence. This is to help the Squirrels hide from owls and hawks to be safer.