I am always blown away by how many types of squirrels there are in the world. When I started this project I thought I was just going to be talking about those grey and fox squirrels that were running around in the trees in my backyard.
It turns out that the term squirrel covers critters as small as chipmunks, as large as groundhogs and even has a bunch of giants! There are a dozen different species that are formally named as giant squirrels. Four of the giants belong to the Ratufinae Subfamily and eight of the giants are flying squirrels from the Sciurinae Subfamily.
All of these animals exist outside of the United States so you are going to have to do some serious traveling if you want to see any of them in the wild. Nevertheless, it is always fun to read about interesting animals so I wanted to give a complete breakdown of all twelve giant squirrels in the world.
Let’s get started!