Flying squirrels do not actually fly, they glide from tree to tree. Even so, the "flight" can go a fair distance: the longest known "flight" was measured at nearly 300 feet. Wow!
Much like a parachuter, flight is directed by adjusting its arms and legs, which reshapes the furry membrane connecting wrists and ankles. In this way it accurately directs its path through the air.
These animals are omnivores and will eat a wide variety of foods based on what is available, including seeds and other plants, slugs and snails, or even tree sap.
They are nocturnal, having little to no way to protect themselves from daylight predators.
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