8 Nutty and Fun Facts About Squirrels
Learn about the bushy-tailed critters in your backyard. These fun facts about squirrels will make you love these furry animals even more.
If you love to watch these furry critters in your yard, you need to know fun facts about squirrels. Learn how fast squirrels run, how high they can jump and more.
Squirrels Steal Food From Each Other
Squirrels are known for constantly foraging and hoarding food… and for stealing! They lose 25 percent of their food to theft by birds and other squirrels.
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Enjoy a Special Squirrel Holiday
Celebrate furry friends on January 21: National Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Squirrels in the Big Apple
A handful of these mischievous creatures was first released in 1877 in New York’s Central Park, where the population has since flourished.
Squirrel Top Speed
Squirrels are surprisingly fast; at top speed, they can run 20 mph.
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Squirrel Feet Are Surprisingly Flexible
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More fun facts about squirrels — they really should get an action movie deal. Their superhero-like talent to reach seemingly inaccessible bird feeders comes from the ability to rotate their hind feet 180 degrees.
Not All Squirrels Are the Same Species
There are 285 squirrel species around the world and three over-arching kinds: ground, tree and flying.
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How High Can Squirrels Jump?
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Most gray squirrel types can pull off an 8-foot jump from a stationary position.
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Squirrel Teeth Keep Growing
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A squirrel’s four front teeth grow about 10 inches a year. (Gnawing keeps them short.)
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