Caucasian squirrel is recognizable through their fur color, which ranges from brown to pale grey on the upper body, from rusty brown to yellowish on the underparts, and from yellow-brown to deep red on the tails. Their favorite foods are oak and pine seeds, but their diet contains nuts, buds, and tree shoots. They store their food within loose soils or tree cavities; some storage is known to contain up to 6kg (13.2 lbs) of food, almost 18 times their body weight!
Although they are labeled as Least concern and remain abundant in Turkey, a study in 2008 shows that their population size had decreased within the region of the Levant, and another survey in 1993 indicates that the Caucasian squirrel is nearly extinct in the area studied in Israel.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No