Life span of Wild Squirrels #310712 - Ask Extension


Life span of Wild Squirrels #310712

Asked April 02, 2016, 2:10 PM EDT

How long do squirrels live in the wild?

New Castle County Delaware

Expert Response

Tree squirrels are 'active' all year round and normally can survive about 12-15 years in captivity. Much less than that in the wild - where they are not protected. An average life span of a tree squirrel in-the-wild is about a year. The road is the main source of demise for squirrels. ~DOT
Dorothy Abbott Replied April 04, 2016, 2:52 PM EDT

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