Posts tagged with 'Squirrel'

Keep doing what you’re doing City Park squirrels!

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An Imperfect Memory Saves Forests Rob Swihart, a wildlife ecologist at Purdue University, researched the habits of grey squirrels as they collect nuts and store them for winter food. Because grey squirrels compete with many other animals for the same food source, they tend to bury nuts in many, many secret stashes all over their forest habitat. They can't always...

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City Park is home to many animals including many squirrels! In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day today (Jan. 21), here are 21 noteworthy squirrel facts: 1. There are more than 200 squirrel species worldwide, from tree squirrels and flying squirrels to chipmunks and marmots. They're all in the Sciuridae family, which is native to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. 2. Squirrels range in size from the five-inch African pygmy squirrel to the three-foot Indian giant squirrel. 3. Squirrels...

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