#EEKHOORN 😍 Squirrels are a family of #knaagdieren with 51 genera and 278 species, 11 of which are found in Europe. Famous sexes are the #boomeekhoorns , the marmots and the prairie dogs.
In Europe, the squirrel is best known. In North America lives a number of species, including the gray squirrel. This species has also been imported in Great Britain and Italy and, as an invasive species, has largely displaced the indigenous, much shy squirrel. Squirrels are usually active during the day, but flying squirrels are nocturnal animals. The latter group is found in the northern part of Russia and Finland. They occur in several #habitats , from semi-deserts to rainforests, and some species are excellent tree dwellers.