Chipmunks, Squirrels, and Prairie Dogs

Arizona Gray Squirrel Arizona Gray Squirrel
Sciurus arizonensis


A plain gray, white-bellied tree squirrel. Relatively long tail fringed with white. No ear tufts. L 20–22" (506–568 mm); T 9 3/8–12 1/4" (240–310 mm); HF 2 1/2 – 2 7/8" (64–73 mm); Wt 22–25 oz (605–706 g).

Similar Species

Abert’s Squirrel has ear tufts.


Mating activity may occur from January to June. 1 litter per year, usually born in early summer.


Leaf nests in trees. Other signs are same as those of Eastern Gray Squirrel.


Deciduous lowland forests, including walnut, sycamore, and cottonwood trees.


Isolated areas of e Arizona and wc New Mexico, mostly in canyons and valleys.


The Arizona Gray Squirrel’s habits are apparently similar to those of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. It feeds on pinecones, nuts, acorns, berries, and seeds.