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Species

Red Squirrel

Squirrel

Scientific name: Sciurus vulgaris

Intro: Red squirrels are native to the UK, but are an increasingly rare sight in the UK’s woods

Statistics

Length: 18-24cm
Tail:
17-18cm
Weight:
100-350g
Average lifespan:
6 years

About


Conservation and Distribution

Red Squirrel Facts

  • Red squirrels do not hibernate, but they do keep stores of food to see them through difficult times when fresh food is not available
  • Baby red squirrels are called kittens
  • Red squirrels can swim and hang upside down!
  • Red squirrels are the UK's only indigenous squirrel