April 22, 2021

Undoubtedly, These Flying Squirrels Are the Cutest Fluffy Animals on Earth

These spotted furry little squirrels are definitely the cutest animals to looks at. They’re called Flying Squirrels, even though they don’t actually fly . They glide using a furry membrane or patagium between their front and rear legs. This membrane helps them glide over 100 meters, either if it is to escape a predator or just reach another tree.

Their body is covered in a grey fur in the back, and white in the stomach area. They are super fluffy and their tiny pink nose adds the cuteness even more. Their skin helps them stay warm in winter. They don’t hibernate during this time, but they can sleep for a several days at a time. They are usually found in Japan and in Europe, from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific coast, and fall under the category of Old World flying squirrels.

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Image credits: Masatsugu Ohashi

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