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This is how squirrels show frustration! (Watch)

Inspired by Darwin, Delgado was intrigued by squirrels’ emotional worlds, says a report produced by KQED.


This is how squirrels show frustration! (Watch)
Photo credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED

New Delhi: Turns out, humans aren’t the only creatures that get frustrated and annoyed. But, squirrels do too.

Found all over the world, squirrels are nimble, bushy-tailed rodents and are members of the family Sciuridae.

 

According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), there are more than 200 species of squirrels, and they are categorized into three types: tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels.

Mikel Delgado, an animal behaviorist and doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, wants to know - could there be an evolutionary benefit to losing your cool?

Inspired by Darwin, Delgado was intrigued by squirrels’ emotional worlds, says a report produced by KQED.

Watch the video below to find out more about the creature - for instance, do they get frustrated, the way that people do?

Video credit: Deep Look/YouTube

Though fox squirrels chatter their teeth, they don’t really make any facial expressions like we do to signal our sadness, anger or surprise. The way to tell what they’re feeling, researchers have found, is to watch their tails, adds the report.

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