Squirrel Facts & Trivia

Squirrel Facts

  • More than 200 squirrel species live all over the world
  • The tiniest squirrel is the African pygmy squirrel, which is only 5 inches long
  • Squirrels have 4 front teeth that never stop growing
  • The Indian giant squirrel grows up to 3 feet long
  • Weight: 250-1,000g (0.5-2.2lbs)
  • Squirrels are the most active in late winter, when the mating season begins
  • Habitat: Woodland and dense forests
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Sciuridae

Famous Squirrels & Movies

  • Hammy, from the movie “Over the Hedge”
  • Rocky the Flying Squirrel, from the cartoon “Rocky and Bullwinkle”
  • Rupert, “The Great Rupert”
  • Sandy Cheeks, from the cartoon “Spongebob Squarepants”
  • Scrat, from the movie “Ice Age”
  • Secret Squirrel, “Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show”
  • Slappy Squirrel, from the cartoon “Animaniacs”

Famous Squirrel Songs

  • Mississippi Squirrel Revival 1994
  • Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel Song.2013
  • The Squirrel Song,unknown

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