Squirrel - Red
****** Currently in Exhibition at The Gallery Gate Doncaster please contact the gallery to purchase (www.thegallerygate.com)*******
10 x 8 Inch (25 x 20 CM)
Acrylic on canvas,
Habitat: our native red squirrels is now limited to certain areas of the UK, such as Anglesey, parts of northern England and Scotland.
Red squirrels are our native species and have lived in the UK for around 10,000 years, To preserve red squirrels, they must be kept apart from grey squirrels as the two species cannot live together long term. Grey squirrels were introduced to the UK from North America by the Victorians in the 1800s.
Classified as Least concern under the IUCN Red list for Threatened species.
UK population 140,000* red & 2.5 million grey squirrels
Data from the Wildlife trust website 2021
*approximate count know at the time of writing.