The squirrel is endemic to the islands of Honshū, Kyūshū and Shikoku in Japan. It eats fruit and nuts and lives in holes in large trees. The female has a home range of about a hectare and the male about two hectares.
Sexual maturity is reached after about two years. From winter to early summer the males compete for females. During mating, after ejaculation, the male produces a sticky protein called a coitus plug from his penis which becomes firm and blocks the female's vagina. This may stop semen from leaking out and heighten the chances of fertilization. It also prevents other males from mating with the same female. However males can use their penis to remove the coitus plug. Gestation lasts about 75 days and one or two young are born in early autumn.
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The second one in the cage is a Red & White Giant Flying squirrel, Petaurista alborufus.ReplyDelete
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i have seen this flying squirrel in london zoo. its nice animalReplyDelete