Various squirrels in New Horizons. From left to right: Sylvana, Cally, Sheldon, Static, Nibbles, Filbert, Marshal, Hazel, Peanut, and Blaire.
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Squirrels are a species of villager in the Animal Crossing series. They resemble real squirrels with their fluffy tails and facial features. Most of the squirrels also possess a pinstripe pattern on their tail; Tasha is the only exception. Most squirrels' initial catchphrases have "nut" or a related word in it.
There are twenty-one squirrel villagers so far, of which only six are male, compared to fifteen female squirrels. Of these, six are normal, four are peppy, four are snooty, two are cranky, two are jocks, one is lazy, one is smug, and one is big sister. Out of the squirrels, Kit is the only squirrel to not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.
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- The squirrels, alongside the frogs and the mice, are the only species to retain their classic physique in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
- Shaki is a squirrel special character who was cut from Animal Crossing but still exists in the game's data.
- Sheldon is the only Squirrel villager with a birthday in Winter, and Cece and Mint are the only Squirrel villagers with birthdays in Spring. All other squirrels have a birthday in Summer or Fall.