The Japanese Dwarf Flying squirrel is possibly one of the cutest animals ever! These adorable little guys look like they came straight out of a storybook.
They live in Japan on the Honshu and Kyushu islands. During the day time, the squirrels hide in holes, typically in trees. In the night time, they leave their homes to search for food; they like to eat flower buds, leaves, seeds, bark, and fruits.
The squirrels also like to spend time together and can often be found living together in one tree.
The squirrels can’t actually fly, despite their name, but they can glide from tree to tree. They are able to do this because of a membrane called the patagium, which connects its wrist and ankles. The membranes function like wings to help the squirrel glide.
Watch this video to see them in action: