a Red Squirrel eating a cone
Red squirrel eating a cone (Ryan Taylor)

University of Guelph research on the stress levels of urban squirrels was highlighted in a report in the Washington Post.

Alannah Grant, a master’s student working with integrative biology professor Dr. Amy Newman, is looking at how the human-modified landscape impacts the stress of grey squirrels and how that stress might change their physiology.

Understanding human impacts on squirrels can help limit negative consequences for wild animals, said Grant.