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A Squirrel In Flight

Flying squirrels can't actually fly, but they are powerful gliders. These creatures quickly scurry up and down tree trunks and dart from tree to tree, covering distances as long as 200 meters.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Flying squirrels can glide for up to 200 meters. 00:57

  2. Flying squirrels are even able to change direction during flight. 01:54

  3. Before winter arrives, flying squirrels collect truffles, the fruiting body of fungi. 02:28

Written by Curiosity Staff July 2, 2015

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