Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans

Flying squirrels don’t actually fly! They have a membrane between their fingers and toes called a patagium, which creates air resistance and allows them to glide up to 100 feet!

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ORIGIN:
Eastern North America

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HABITAT:
Mixed forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1-3 oz
Length: 8-11 in

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DIET:
Nuts, berries, bird eggs and insects

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PREDATORS:
Bobcats, raccoons, weasels, birds of prey and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and gliding ability

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REPRODUCTION:
1-7 offspring per litter

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 12 yrs in human care

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