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Gray Squirrel

SKU 296129

Did you know there are actually multiple species of gray squirrel? This figurine is modeled after the eastern gray squirrel, which can be identified by its dark gray and red fur coloration. They are commonly found throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States.

  • Scientific Name: Genus Sciurus
  • Characteristics:If you live in or have visited almost any region of North America, chances are you’ve seen at least one of the many different gray squirrel species darting around through the trees and underbrush! Meticulously crafted for true-to-life detail, our gray squirrel figurine will be searching for seeds and nuts throughout your home in no time!
  • Size and Color: 3 inches long and 2 inches tall, this model is about the size of a deck of cards stood on its side. Gray squirrels can come in many different color variations based upon the regions they’re endemic to, with the eastern gray squirrel being predominantly white and dark gray with a hint of bronze.
  • The Gray Squirrel is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Squirrels can often be seen scampering around and digging up holes throughout forests. This behavior is what’s known as “scatter-hoarding,” in which squirrels will store various meals in temporary caches around their habitat. Sometimes, the gray squirrel won’t come back to a hoard of food for several months, and it’s estimated they make over a thousand caches each season. Talk about having a good memory!

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 7 L x 2.6 W x 4.8 H
    • Size in inches: 2.76 L x 1.02 W x 1.89 H
    • UPC: 095866296100
    Present Status Squirrels are common in forests, cities, and suburbs all across North America. They can be eaten by many mammalian predators, including lynxes, mink, weasels, bobcats, and wolves. Additionally, bird predators include owls, eagles, and hawks. While they are far from endangered, populations of Gray Squirrels have been declining in the past few decades due to habitat loss as urban sprawl has decimated woodlands in the eastern United States. They have also been introduced to Great Britain and South Africa.