Squirrel rattle calls may be a form of announcing their presence.
North American red squirrels produce a range of sounds, but their distinctive rattle call may have more to do with identifying themselves than warning off other squirrels.
How do they stick their landings?
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How do squirrels leap through trees without falling? It takes strength, flexibility and finely tuned cognitive skills.
Red squirrels benefit from long-term social relationships with their neighbours — from a distance.
Red squirrels are solitary by nature, but research has found that they benefit from familiarity with other squirrels.
Chipmunks have a superpower: hibernation.
Squirrels and chipmunks are distant cousins who have grown a little more apart from each other over millions of years.
Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day?
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
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Scientists hope to learn what makes certain red squirrels able to survive squirrelpox.
Camera traps allow citizen scientists to peek into the hidden lives of Britain’s mammals.
The male cardinal tenderly feeding his mate is just one example of the hard work wild animals undertake in springtime. That work often benefits humans.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here’s how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
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Formby is one of the only remaining urban areas in England where red squirrels can be found at all.
Grey squirrels are wreaking havoc on UK woodlands.
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Grey squirrels have lots of attractive characteristics, yet they are actively persecuted by humankind.
Some have a strain that is almost identical to one that infected humans in the middle ages.
Honey badger: brighter than it looks.
Yes, apes and dolphins are bright. But what about the other animal Einsteins?
Grey squirrels hate these reclusive, cat-sized predators.
YouTube footage of a man kicking a squirrel off a cliff has prompted outrage, yet we all need to stop and think about how we treat animals.
An online video apparently showing a French tourist kicking a squirrel off a cliff in Grand Canyon National Park was greeted with horror and incredulity after being posted (and since removed) on YouTube…
Four-and-twenty squirrels, baked in a pie…
Prince Charles is among those repeating their calls for an organised cull of grey squirrels in Britain as a way of helping the declining native red squirrel. Despite being larger and stronger than their…