dormouse

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small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather

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The project will help conserve hazel dormouse populations across North Wales and the habitats they are found.
London, Dec 28 (ANI): The hedgehog, water vole and hazel dormouse are among a number of British mammals that face extinction, according to a new research.
Dormice are an endangered species in the North East, although our region plays host to the most northerly population of the Hazel Dormouse in the UK.
The hazel dormouse was found in a Devon forest and chosen to restore his breed's fortunes by spending the next five years mating in captivity.
Jill Nelson, chief executive of the PTES, said: "Whilst we are celebrating the pounds 1m that has benefited endangered British mammals such as the hazel dormouse and water vole, we cannot be complacent about the ongoing threats to our wildlife.
The endangered hazel dormouse has seen a dramatic population drop in recent years, disappearing from half its range in England due to the loss and fragmentation of its habitat, as well as its sensitivity to climate change.