The Flying squirrel is a sociable, noisy rodent that doesn't really fly; it glides from trees, using a flap of loose skin that connects its front and hind legs It can glide up to 150 feet (46 m), steering with its tail. It lands on a tree trunk, gripping it with all four feet.
This squirrel is nocturnal (most active at night). It has a life span of about five years in the wild, and about 13 years in captivity. Flying squirrels live in deciduous forests in North America. The flying squirrel is an endangered species.