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Red Squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris

Appearance

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  • Adult head-body length: 8-8 1/2"; tail 7". Weight 280 – 350 g.
  • Upper body chestnut in color, with buff to cream underside, ear tufts and a fluffy tail.

Lifecycle

  • Two litters of three to four kittens are produced per year, usually in March and July.
  • Juveniles are weaned at around 10 weeks old, but do not breed until they are one year old.
  • They can survive for up to six years in the wild.

Habits

  • They prefer woodland that contains a fair proportion of conifer trees.
  • They are active during the day with most of this time spent foraging.

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