Squirrels are clever creatures that have adapted well to living among people. Squirrels are also extremely intelligent critters that have demonstrated that they have excellent memories. Given their close proximity to us and their great memories it begs the question, “Do squirrels remember humans?”
There are many well documented cases of squirrels remembering humans. Orphaned squirrels that were raised by a human will often return and visit their foster parents. Wild squirrels are easily trained to remember that certain people can be safe and trusted sources of food. The strong memory of squirrels has been demonstrated in academic studies of their ability to repeat complicated tasks such as navigating mazes and working a series of levers.