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HOW MANY SPECIES OF SQUIRREL ARE THERE?

HOW MANY SPECIES OF SQUIRREL ARE THERE?

Do you love squirrels? There are over 400 different types of squirrels around the world! That’s right – there are more kinds of squirrels than you could ever imagine.

Squirrels come in all shapes and sizes. The smallest is the African Pygmy Squirrel which is only about 5 inches long. The largest is the Indian Giant Squirrel, which can be up to 3 feet long! Some squirrels have big fluffy tails, while others have short tails or even no tails at all. Squirrels live in many different places, from the hot deserts of Africa to the cold mountains of North America. They also come in many different colors. You might see a gray squirrel, a red one, or even a black one.

No matter what kind of squirrel you see, they all love to eat nuts, fruits, and seeds. Some squirrels even eat insects and small animals! Squirrels are also very smart and they can learn to do simple tricks. Some can even learn their own names!

So the next time you see a squirrel, take a moment to appreciate all the different types of these amazing creatures. They’re more than just cute animals – they’re truly fascinating!