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Flying Squirrel Facts

Javanese Flying Squirrel
Javanese Flying Squirrel

Introduction - Flying Squirrels

There are approximately 50 different species of Flying Squirrels found throughout the world. These animals have a wide range of colors and sizes depending on the particular species. The Woolly Flying Squirrel is the largest while the Neotropical pygmy squirrel (Sciurillus pusillus) of South America is one of the smallest. They prefer to live in regions where there are forest areas. One interesting fact is that despite their name, they don't actually fly at all. The reason why they were named Flying Tree Squirrels may simply be because they appear to be flying when in fact they are really gliding from tree to tree. For more interesting facts about this amazing animal read below. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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