National Geographic : 1947 May
662 The National Geographic Magazine Ernest P. Walker Brother Nonchalantly Nibbles a Nut on the Hand of a New Acquaintance The "flying" squirrel and his mate, Beautiful, are pets of the author. Lt. and Mrs. Lloyd G. Ingles, California zoologists, quickly made friends with Mr. Walker's curious and trusting squirrels. Staff Photographer Edwin L. Wisherd Beautiful, "Wings" Outstretched, Leaps for Her Companion's Right Shoulder The little "flying" squirrel cannot actually fly, but with her gliding membrane spread wide to help sustain her in air, she can add many feet to a normal leap. From the top of a tall tree a flying squirrel can glide 50 yards.