Posts Tagged ‘African Pygmy Squirrel’


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

December 17, 2013

squirrel Indian giant squirrel 2

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day.  Squirrels inhabit every continent on earth, except Australia.  National Geographic says that there are over 200 squirrel species and that:

“Like other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don’t wear down from the constant gnawing. Tree squirrels are the types most commonly recognized, often seen gracefully scampering and leaping from branch to branch. Other species are ground squirrels that live in burrow or tunnel systems, where some hibernate during the winter season.”

Squirrels range in size from the 5″ long African Pygmy Squirrel below (aww!) –


To the 36″ long Indian Giant Squirrel at the top of the page (eek!)

Here’s a map of where squirrels live (also from National Geographic:

squirrel map

And here are the tattoos which are surprisingly nice: