Red Squirrel – 4/26/13

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/26/13

Observation Time: 4:20 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Red Squirrel

Scientific Name: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Comments: American red squirrels experience severe early mortality (on average only 22% survive to one year of age). The survival probability, however, increases to age three, when it begins to decrease again. Females that survive to one year of age have a life expectancy of 2.3 years and a maximum lifespan of eight years.

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Red Squirrel