We headed out to meet to a flying rodent today. We stayed up during the evening to spot this creature.
Red Giant Flying Squirrel Fun Facts:
- These nocturnal rodents are can grow up to 17 inches long.
- They have flaps of skin that help them glide (not fly) in the trees.
- Red giant flying squirrels have large eyes to help them see at night.
- These herbivores eats leaves, cones, fruits and nuts.
- They migrate areas to find food.
- Females have liters twice a year.
- They are listed as Least Concern by IUCN.
It is so cool to see these squirrels gliding in the trees! And who knew squirrels could get so big!