Red squirrels spend most of their active time above ground in trees and shrubs. They are at home in both conifer forests and broadleaved woodland but their distribution in the UK has declined drastically in the last 60 years and they are now extinct in southern England except for a few on the Isle of Wight and two small islands in Poole Harbour. Red squirrels are still widespread in the far North of England, Scotland and in Ireland. This image was taken at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey.
Location: British Wildlife Centre, Surrey
Photographer: Dave Saunders