Flying squirrels make their homes in coniferous and deciduous forests and woodlands. The northern flying squirrel is found in the northeast, along the west coast and inland to Idaho and Montana. The southern flying squir... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Squirrels adapt to their habitat by using their thick fur to keep warm, hiding in their nests for warmth, storing food and using their intelligence. Squirrels can survive in many environments, though they do best in wood... More »

A squirrel's ecological niche is spreading seeds. Its role as a gatherer of nuts, berries and seeds promotes the growth of many plants and trees throughout forests and parks. Squirrels are also prey and provide food for ... More »

Flying squirrels live in the wild in the Pacific Northwest of North America and can also be found living at a few zoos around the country. They like to eat fruit, nuts, fungi and bird eggs. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Flying squirrels are omnivores with diets consisting of a variety of foods, such as nuts, seeds, fruits insects and fungi. Flying squirrels that reside in southern regions tend to be a bit more carnivorous, and they even... More »

Two subspecies of the northern flying squirrel are considered threatened in the Appalachians, and the Virginia and North Carolina populations are considered endangered. Conservation efforts have placed nest boxes in west... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

The northern flying squirrel is larger than its cousin, the southern flying squirrel, and it lives in the United States. The northern flying squirrel is 33 percent larger than the southern flying squirrel. It weighs from... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents