Scientists aren’t actually sure why flying squirrels evolved with their unique adaptation. The most common theory is that gliding between trees when foraging for food is much more energy efficient than running and climbing. Another popular theory is that flying squirrels use their ability to glide as a defense mechanism to evade potential predators. Perhaps this figurine can help you discover why these amazing animals have such a remarkable adaptation!
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 16.5 W x 12.5 H
- Size in inches: 6.5 W x 4.92 H
- Scale: 1:1.5
- UPC: 095866250201
Flying squirrels are very common in many areas of the world, but many people have never seen them. People often are unaware of their prevalence because flying squirrels are so small and are active only at night. In North America, two flying squirrel subspecies are listed as endangered because of the loss of their habitat. However, in most areas of the world, flying squirrel populations are stable.