Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

SQUIRREL! Endlessly entertaining and adored by many, these natural acrobats live in both trees and the ground. From their complex underground burrows to their flights through the air with the greatest of ease, these mammals are certainly worth appreciating.

Squirrels are part of the taxonomic family Sciuridae, a name derived from the Greek “skiouros” which means “shadow tail”, the most prominent feature of these small, delightful rodents. The squirrel family also includes chipmunks, marmots, and prairie dogs.

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