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The Black Squirrel Project
The Black Squirrel Project aims to gather data on the geographical range of the black squirrel within the United Kingdom.
Black squirrels originate from North America and are the same species as grey squirrels. The only difference is that they have a piece of DNA missing on a gene that produces pigment, which means they can only produce black fur.
You can make an important contribution to the project by submitting your own squirrel sightings (grey, black or red) and also learn more about the history and genetics of the black squirrel.