ExplorationSome other squirrelly facts
Did you know that there are about 200 different species of squirrels in the world?!Of these 200 different squirrel species, the largest type is the Indian Giant Squirrel, which can grow to be three feet long! – It’s the tail of this squirrel that usually makes up about two of those three feet of length!!Can you imagine what it would be like to have a tail that was about twice as long as your body? In what ways might having a tail like that be difficult, and in what ways might it be helpful??
Sources & links
“Squirrel.” National Geographic Society. 12 Oct. 2009 < http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/squirrel.html> Kakani, Muriel. “Save the Indian Giant Squirrel by protecting its habitat.” 2009. Earth Day Network. 12 Oct. 2009 < http://network.earthday.net/profiles/blogs/save-the-indian-giant-squirrel> “Squirrel Hoarding.” Science NetLinks. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 12 Oct. 2009 < http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.php?DocID=203>