Learn About Puddin

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Northern Flying Squirrel (Pteromyini)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 10+ years
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 3-5 years
  • Length: 10-12 inches
  • Weight: 4 ounces
  • Range in the Wild: Canada, some northern US coastal states
  • Habitat in the Wild: Deciduous and coniferous forests,
    • Diet in the Wild: Fungi, lichen, mushrooms, sap, nuts, insects, carrion, bird eggs, nestlings, flowers, seeds
    • Gender: Female
    • Arrival: August 2016

Puddin is a flying squirrel who needed care after her owner could not care for her anymore. The owner’s cat had dragged Puddin in as a juvenile, and the owner decided to take the squirrel in and care for her. Because of the amount of human contact she had received, Puddin can never go back to the wild. She is joining the Wildlife Images family and can be an important part of educating the community and our youth camps about wildlife.