Scientific name: Sciurus vulgaris
You’ve probably seen lots of squirrels – but have you ever seen a red one? Red squirrels are native to the UK but are a lot rarer than their grey cousins! They live in a few special places across the UK thanks to reintroduction projects.
Average lifespan: 6 years
Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework.