Fun Squirrel Facts for Kids

Squirrels are rodents.

There are around 280 different species of squirrel.

Most squirrels are small and have big eyes and bushy tails.

Their large eyes help them skilfully climb trees and avoid predators.

Squirrels eat mostly nuts, fruits and seeds.

Squirrels are born blind.

Flying squirrels can’t fly like birds but they can glide between trees.

Flying squirrels have been known to glide for distances of up to 90 metres (295 ft).

Chipmunks are small squirrels with stripes.

Chipmunks have cheek pouches which help them carry food.

Many chipmunk species hoard food such as nuts, berries, egg and grains for the winter.