Red Squirrel – 4/26/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 4/26/13
Observation Time: 4:20 p.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Red Squirrel
Scientific Name: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Comments: American red squirrels experience severe early mortality (on average only 22% survive to one year of age). The survival probability, however, increases to age three, when it begins to decrease again. Females that survive to one year of age have a life expectancy of 2.3 years and a maximum lifespan of eight years.
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