14 squirrels were arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage. Officials said they succeeded in apprehending the suspects “before they were able to take any action”.
When a squirrel feels that it is being watched, it may deceptively pretend to bury an object and then hide the object in its mouth.
In the 19th Century, Americans purposely filled their parks with squirrels for entertainment purposes. They were rarely found outside of the forest beforehand.
The sabre-tooth squirrel featured in the 2002 film Ice Age was fictional… until a real one was discovered in 2011.
In Russia, squirrels have been known to hunt dogs.
A new study finds that red squirrel mothers boosted stress hormone production during pregnancy, which increased the size and the chances of survival of their pups.
Princeton University conducted a study which proved that, despite common misconception, squirrels remember where they buried their nuts.
Squirrels behave kindly and would adopt orphans if they notice that a relative does not come back to them.