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the flying squirrel

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oskar smith

on 12 November 2014

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adaption
The structural adaptations of the flying squirrel has developed a good sense of balance, sail-like fur skin membrane that extends from the wrists to ankles, halo wrist bones that control the flying squirrels turning, allowing the squirrel to steer, and a fluffy tail that balances out and stabilizes the flight.
Besides the flap of skin that enables them to glide, they are small and light weight, having a lot of ability, allowing them to stay in the sky longer because of their increased size. They are also a nocturnal animal, so they have big eyes and fantastic night vision. The flying squirrels average lifespan is around six years but flying squirrels live up to fifteen years in zoos.

adaption
body parts
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physical feature's
the flying squirrel is not capable to fly freely like birds bats and fly's They do not gain lift but they are capable with obtaing lift within these courses.Their flight record is roughly 90 meters (295 feet).a furry parachute-like membrane that stretches from wrist to ankle.
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the flying squirrel
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Oskar smith

arms and legs
the flying squirrels arms are designed
to control through the air and there arms
and legs have sharp claws lo dagger into the tree so they can not slip hunting for thier prey.
tail
It has a fluffy tail that stabilizes in flight.
The tail acts as an adjunct airfoil,working as an air brake before landing on a tree trunk.
nose
The flying squirrel has a high sense developed smell to smell food such as fruits nuts and fungi
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