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 and Ione are the only exceptions. Most squirrels' initial catchphrases have "nut" or a related word in it.
There are twenty-two squirrel villagers so far, of which sixteen are female and six are male, making it a predominantly female species. Of these, seven are normal, four are peppy, four are snooty, two are jock, two are cranky, one is lazy, one is smug, and one is big sister. Kit is the only squirrel who has not reappeared since Doubutsu no Mori e+. Caroline, Hazel, Nibbles, Ricky, Sally, and Sheldon are also absent from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
- 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, Filbert, and Mint are the only squirrel villagers with birthdays in spring. All other squirrels have a birthday in summer or fall.
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