Red squirrel

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Red squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

 

Keywords: red , diurnal

The Red squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the red squirrel
A young / baby of a red squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A red squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Red squirrel

Adult weight : 0.2 kg (0.44 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Female maturity :342 days

Gestation : 37 days

Weaning : 63 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.084 kg (0.1848 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.22 kg (0.484 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the red squirrel

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