The Red Squirrel

Sciurus Vulgaris

  • The red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) is our beautiful, joyful native mammal.

    Agile, curious and graceful, the red squirrel can still be seen easily in Valle d’Aosta. It is small in size (250/350g) with red fur and tufts on top of the ears.  

    It lives at different altitudes, from deciduous forests at lower altitudes (300m) to conifer forests (2500m); wherever there are trees to hide, build a nest for the winter and to nurture the babies – and to find nutritious food like seeds, nuts, mushrooms, berries.

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