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Transcript of Gray Squirrels
Some abiotic factors that affect the Gray Squirrel are:
Some adaptations of the Gray Squirrel include:
Some biotic factors that affect the Gray Squirrel are:
Western Gray Squirrels
strong legs for jumping
sharp claws for climbing
warm fur to survive cold winters
good eyes to watch for predators
keen awareness for noises
Some Gray Squirrels are threatened with habitat loss due to logging and freezing temperatures in cold Canadian winters.
Oak trees which provide food
acorns for eating
leaves and grass for making dreys
trees for habitat space
parasites which can cause illness or death
humans who may destroy their habitat
rain which provides water for drinking
rat poisons and rat traps which can be deadly
twigs and bark for making dreys
cars which are the leading cause of death for urban squirrels
Squirrel nests are called dreys and are usually found in trees. Dreys are made of sticks, twigs, leaves, lichens, moss, and even shredded bark and can be wrapped in grass.
The Western Gray Squirrel is known for its destinctive silvery-gray fur and big bushy tail. Their favourite foods include: berries, seeds, acorns, peanuts, and some small bird eggs.
The Gray Squirrel first appeared in England after being accidentally released from the London Zoo between 1876 and 1929.