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feathertail glider


feathertail glider

The feathertail glider is Australia's smallest glider and it also was pictured on Australia's smallest coin, the one cent piece, no longer in circulation. They grow to a length of around 15cm including tail and weigh roughly 10g. Even though they're small they can glide as far as 20m in a single leap. Also quite commonly called the pigmy glider, because of its size.

The female can carry up to 4 young in her pouch where they will feed on the four nipples. Feathertail gliders live in small groups. Because they are so small and nocturnal, humans rarely see them. During the day they sleep curled up in a nest which may be as high as fifteen metres above the ground. It uses its tail to bring leaves into its nest. They are found along the eastern coastal region of Australia, feeding on blossom nectar, sap and insects.


An online interactive knowledge test about the feathertail glider. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page

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