Pictures of them playing are unusual as they are shy animals and nocturnal

If a prize is being handed out for the world's cutest creature, the Siberian flying squirrel is certainly in with a chance of winning.

These large-eyed tree-dwellers could come from a Disney film with their large eyes and, seemingly, expressive features.

They get their name from their ability to escape predators by gliding from tree to tree by spreading out a thin flap of skin and stretching out all of their limbs.

Flying squirrels don’t actually fly: they glide using a furry membrane or patagium between their front and rear legs. Using this membrane, squirrels have been known to glide over 100 meters, either to escape a predator or just reach another tree!

Responses to "Siberian Flying Squirrels Are Probably One Of The Cutest Animals On Earth "

  1. Unknown says:

    They get my vote.

  2. Tanja says:

    Love Love Love :)

  3. Unknown says:

    Aren't they adorable? Play with them here.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What adorable little guys n' gals! Amazing how far they can glide! <3 <3

  5. Anonymous says:

    where do they come from and what do they eat

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