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flying squirrel


Common Name: Flying Squirrel

Scientific Name: Pteromyini or Petauristini
Diet: Forage for food at night and hunt for fungi, nuts, fruits and bird eggs
Location: Found in isolated populations around the state.
Fun Fact: Flying squirrels don't actually fly. Instead, the glide between trees changing direction and speed by moving it's arms and legs.

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