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Baby squirrels are less likely to die if they’re born early

If you’re an adorable red squirrel pup, it’s best to have a birthday in March.
red squirrel babies


Biologists tagged more than 2,600 red squirrel pups to monitor their growth and survival rates. These cuties are about 25 days old.

Ben Dantzer

The early bird gets the , and the early gets the... home? It’s not as quippy, but researchers at the University of Guelph found that squirrels born earlier in

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