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The “S” in 2020 A to Z

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Squirrel

Nutty Facts:

  1. There are over 200 species of squirrels from the small African pygmy squirrel (10 cm long) to the Indian giant squirrel (3 feet long) and everything in between.
  2. Scientific Name: Sciuridae
  3. Squirrels can fall from 30 meters high, without hurting themselves.
  4. A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing.
  5. Squirrels zigzag to escape from predators.
  6. Squirrels can jump a distance of up to 20 feet
  7. Flying squirrels have flaps of skin that create drag, like jumping with a parachute, and it allows them to glide.
  8. Squirrels are born blind.
  9. Squirrels are one of the few mammals that can sprint down a tree head-first.

Would you rather have front teeth that never stop growing or skin folds that enable you to glide?

By Shari Marshall – 2020


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