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Guess What Animal This Is?

Isn’t this the cutesiest animal you have ever seen? Guess what it is?
This little guy is a “Japanese dwarf flying squirrel.”

These Japanese cuties can be found mainly on Honshu and Kyushu Islands. The head and body length of the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel is 120 to 228 mm, and the tail length is between 108 and 127 mm. They are silvery to buffy gray in color.  Japanese dwarf flying squirrels make their homes in evergreen forests and locate their moss nests at the junction of a branch and the main tree. They blend so well with the coloration of the tree bark that they practically become invisible.  When they are not flying about the evergreen forest, Japanese dwarf flying squirrels have been known to be kept as pets. Aren’t this buggers the cutesiest little things you have ever seen? Awwww… is all I can say.



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