Mindanao squirrel

squirrel.jpgFLYING SQUIRREL. This fist-sized rodent that stretches about four inches is the Mindanao flying squirrel (Petinomys crinitus ), said to be endemic only to the Mindanao regions. It lives in forests and is too tiny to be considered a meal by most predators. PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/DENNIS JAY SANTOS


5 Responses to “Mindanao squirrel”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Is the picture really a Mindanao Flying Squirrel? If I’m not mistaken, it’s a Sugar Glider, a marsupial native to Australia and Indonesia but has been bred and raised in captivity as pet. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks.

  2. crystal Says:

    is the flying squirrel endangered?

  3. Cecelia Says:

    This deffinately looks like a Sugar Glider to me. I have 2 of my own and I would recognize them anywhere. This article is completely incorrect.

  4. Jesus Arroyo Says:

    hmmm, it might be a good idea to remove this article since it is not accurate. That is definitely a sugar glider and they are from New Zealand, New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia. So yea, its possible they have been released long enough to have a population in Mindanao but they are certainly not native to there.

    As a marsupial, it is not any form of a squirrel. The part about not being a meal is highly inaccurate also – they are a target of just about everything from snakes, cats, birds, and even spiders like the huntsman.

  5. anna-squirrel luv Says:


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