Originally Posted by Goldfields
Are they endangered? They're so cute I think I'd swap you our koala for them.
Wouldn't that be a sight? Look up into a big ol' Scots Pine and see a Koala hanging out!?
I don't know Goldfields that they been officially labelled as endangered in the GTA. They have become extremely rare in urban settings as they are increasingly being driven out by squirrels. Chico would know far more than I on this subject.
I *think* the black squirrels, the more aggressive, are the problem as the browns' population are also waning. In addition, with more and more large urban centres like the GTA using predator birds to control pigeon populations, the little guys like chipmunks and voles become "collateral damage".