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Common Name: Northern Flying Squirrel




Scientific Name:
Glaucomys sabrinus  

Woodlands, especially where large trees are found.

Thought to be similar to the southern flying squirrel - mostly herbivorous.

Interesting Facts:
Not frequently seen by people, the northern and southern flying squirrels are not easily distinguished from each other at a distance. Young flying squirrels are sometimes found on the ground, in a disoriented state, after a heavy storm.

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