Sound familiar? Female squirrels do all the work while the males laze around
Arctic ground squirrels are giving a bad name to small, furry males everywhere.
While females busy themselves with the job of rearing young and gathering food, their other halves may prefer to take a backseat, lazing around outside the burrow instead.
The findings come from a study using fitness trackers to monitor squirrel activity, revealing the industrious females work harder, despite spending less time above ground.
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