North Carolina Flying Squirrel

By Gabe Hopkins


The Carolina northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) was listed as endangered on July 1, 1985. Its main habitat is the Southern Appalachian Mountains and on mountain ridges where the most populous committees are found. These animals are affected by the human development and tearing down their habitats for human use. Their habitats are now being protected and their populations are monitored. The clearing of forests are still affecting the animals, but much has been stopped to protect these flying squirrels.

LeGrand, Jr., H.E., J.T. Finnegan, S.E. McRae, S.P. Hall. 2010. Natural Heritage Program List of the Rare Animal Species of North Carolina. N.C. Natural Heritage Program, Raleigh, NC.

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