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The Red Squirrel

The red squirrel is an endangered animal because of the grey squirrel.  They carry a virus called Squirrelpox. It kills the red squirrel but it doesn’t kill the grey squirrel. Also the grey squirrel can eat green acorns so they eat all of the food before the red squirrel can get any, this means they could starve to death. There used to be around 3.5 billion in the UK and now there is only about 15000. Red squirrels like to eat pine cones, they also like to eat seeds, grains, nuts, fruit, flowers, eggs and insects.

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