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Squirrel Pictures and Facts
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Squirrel Pictures and Facts

Squirrels and chipmunks belong to the same family and are found across the United States and in many other parts of the world.

They come in many sizes and colors. Some live on the ground, others in the trees, and some seem to fly! Learn more about these bushy-tailed neighbors in the Sciuridae family.

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Hammy the Flying Squirrel

Hammy the Flying Squirrel

Help Hammy the “flying squirrel” catch up to his friends, who are actual flying squirrels...and probably not his friends anyway. More...

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Armor Games
World’s Weirdest: Flying Squirrel

World’s Weirdest: Flying Squirrel

The ultimate escape artist. The flying squirrel can make a quick getaway when confronted by all manner of predators, and there are a lot of predators. More...

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National Geographic
Squirrels and Chipmunks: Rocky Mountain National Park

Squirrels and Chipmunks: Rocky Mountain National Park

If you're looking for a good place to see a lot of different species of squirrels and chipmunks, head for Rocky Mountain National Park. Click on this page to find out why. More...

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National Park Service
Top 10 Invasive Species: Gray Squirrel

Top 10 Invasive Species: Gray Squirrel

The gray squirrel is native to North America, but the species has invaded Britain and brought along disease. So the British are fighting back to protect and save their native red squirrel. More...

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TIME
Chipmunk Facts

Chipmunk Facts

Chipmunks are the smallest members of the squirrel family, but they can gather up to 165 acorns in a single day. Discover how to tell them apart from their bigger cousins and other fun facts. More...

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National Geographic
Don’t Mess With a Chipmunk’s Nuts

Don’t Mess With a Chipmunk’s Nuts

The title says it all. With winter approaching, competition for nuts is fierce. More...

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Discovery
Eastern Chipmunk Photos

Eastern Chipmunk Photos

Nesting in trees, filling their cheeks with acorns... Take a closer look at the Tamias striatus in this collection of 25 images. More...

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ARKive
Project Squirrel

Project Squirrel

Since 1997, volunteers have been helping scientists understand the wildlife in cities and suburbs by reporting on squirrels. You can join them. More...

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University of Illinois, Chicago
Satellite Squirrels

Satellite Squirrels

Squirrels don't need a satellite GPS system to find their way back to their hidden acorns. They can remember each of the thousands of places where they stored food for the winter. Watch. More...

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Animal Planet
The Relationship Between Camouflage and Habitat

The Relationship Between Camouflage and Habitat

There is a black variety of the species known as the gray squirrel. What color are the squirrels where you live? In this project, you can determine the relationship between color and habitat. More...

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education.com

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