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Japan Endangered Species : Japanese squirrel

Animal

The Japanese squirrel is a small squirrel that lives only in Japan. It’s very similar to Thai One Squirrel. A brown or reddish brown squirrel. I live mainly on trees, resting and sleeping in the nest at night. It is said that it has already become extinct in the Chugoku and Kyushu regions. About 16-22 cm in size. The length of the tail is about 14-17 cm.

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Habitat

The Japanese squirrel is an endemic species that lives in Japan (from Honshu to Kyushu). It is said that they live mainly in Honshu, but also in Shikoku. They love forests and live in trees. A rodent classified into the genus Squirrel, family Squirrel. Scientific name: Sciurus lis, English name: Japanese squirrel. In the summer, the back is reddish-brown, and in the winter, the hair on the tips of the ears grows and the back becomes grayish-brown. This squirrel is often kept in zoos.

Life

After working early in the morning, take a rest at noon. You may not be able to see it. It may be easier to see in the afternoon. I love sunflower seeds, so I peel them off and eat the contents. When you eat walnuts, you make a unique sound of shaving. They work alone and rest in the nest at night.

Eating habits

Eat fruits, flowers, leaves, seeds, mushrooms, etc. of various plants. I like walnuts, acorns, and sunflower seeds, and dexterously pry them with strong front teeth. The two-split walnut shell found in the woods is after the squirrel has eaten the walnut. It’s a hoarding animal that disperses nuts and stores them in the soil

Ecology

The breeding form is embryonic, and the life span is said to be 5 years. The cubs are laid once or twice a year. I don’t hibernate.

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