Europe and Asia.
Hop, hop, hop! You can barely catch a glimpse of me bounding, before I disappear up a tree! Hyperactive little bundle of red fur, I live in forests and hide in trees. I feed on walnuts, hazelnuts, seeds, buds, mushrooms and even insects and bird eggs. I am famous for hiding supplies everywhere to keep until winter, when food becomes scarce. However I have not the best memory and often forget where they are!
One can find me easily across Europe but I am starting to suffer from the competition with another species: the grey squirrel. They are called an “invasive species”, as they are occupying more and more of my habitat, pushing me out. I also suffer from increasing road traffic, so pay attention when driving, I can cross at any time!
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
Europe and Asia
20 - 22 cm
200 - 350 g
MY LIFE SPAN
6 to 7 years
1 to 6 babies per litter
WHAT DO I EAT?
seeds, buds, flowers, leaves and fruit
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
Coq en Pâte are supporting NGOs, scientists and associations devoted to wildlife conservation, in France and abroad.
Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.