Siberian Flying Squirrels Are Probably One Of The Cutest Animals On Earth

Siberian Flying Squirrels Are Probably One Of The Cutest Animals On Earth

Pictures of them playing are unusual as they are shy animals and nocturnal.


If a prize is being handed out for the world's cutest creature, the Siberian flying squirrel is certainly in with a chance of winning.

These large-eyed tree-dwellers could come from a Disney film with their large eyes and, seemingly, expressive features.

They get their name from their ability to escape predators by gliding from tree to tree by spreading out a thin flap of skin and stretching out all of their limbs.

Flying squirrels don’t actually fly: they glide using a furry membrane or patagium between their front and rear legs. Using this membrane, squirrels have been known to glide over 100 meters, either to escape a predator or just reach another tree!





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