Distribution. Indicative distribution. With a head and body length of just 6.5 – 8cm, they get their name from their remarkable tail which looks like a feather and is a further 7-8cm long. Acrobates pygmaeus. The second Feathertail was brought into a house by a cat, North West of Casino.

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Feathertail Gliders These gorgeous native animals are named for their remarkable tail which is flat with stiff fringed hair growing horizontally either side all the way to the tip. LENGTH. Favourites Gallery.

When noticed, people often don’t know what they are. predicted . Where do Australian gliders live? Project Feathertail Glider As part of Project Feathertail Glider, students have engaged in a diverse range of learning experiences, including learning about the biology of the glider, exploring and developing habitat, monitoring and collecting data on local fauna on cameras and creating a campaign product to motivate the community to help. Seven species of glider are found in Australia: the Greater Glider, the Broad-toed Feather Glider and the Narrow-toed Feather Glider (known collectively as feathertail gliders), the Squirrel Glider, the Sugar Glider, the Mahogany Glider and the Yellow-tailed Glider. WIRES was called and this glider was taken into care so that it could receive a course of antibiotics.

The Feathertail glider is endemic only to Australia. Introducing Thumbelina the four-month-old feathertail glider who is one of the newest marsupials at the Australian Reptile Park on the Visit Central Coast NSW. They are mouse-shaped and have grey-brown fur on the back and a white underbelly. A Squirrel Glider at our Tarcutta Hills Reserve (NSW).

( click here to see geographic restrictions). Feathertail gliders ( Acrobates pygmaeus) are small, measuring between 6.5 to 8cm in length from head to body. The animal is so called due to its tail, which looks like a bird's feather, being composed of long, stiff … Being so small it was very lucky to still be alive when found. Thinking it was a baby Sugar glider, XX thankfully transported it to the vet. The weight of an adult is 10-15 gram, and this lady weighs 13 grams. Click on any photo to learn more about the story behind it. We also see gliders - from the tiny Feathertail Glider, the Sugar Glider, through to the Yellow-bellied Glider (Vulnerable species in NSW) and the Greater Glider (listed as threatened throughout the Eurobodalla LGA). Feathertail gliders are quite secretive, and although relatively common in some areas of the Northern Rivers, they are not often seen. The tail is used to steer and brake as they glide through the trees. Loading map... Key: known. In the area in which we operate we see quite a lot of possums including the Brush-tail possum and the Ring-tail possum. I’ll be adding new pics often, so check back regularly.

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Project Feathertail Glider. The distinctive tail is quill-like and hairless, except for a fringe of long stiff hairs down either side that resemble a feather.

The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. The Zoo Insitu team from Taronga Zoo and some representatives from Northern Beaches’ Council visited St Joseph’s to install our wildlife nesting box. The Feathertail Glider is incredibly small when born and Australian Fauna Keeper Rob Dockerill said because of this it was much safer in the confines of the zoo. The Feathertail Glider lives in forests and woodlands.

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These gorgeous native animals are named for their remarkable tail which is flat with stiff fringed hair growing horizontally either side all the way to the tip. These tiny critters are actually the world’s smallest marsupials weighing only 15 grams and despite their size, have the ability to glide up to 25 metres from tree to tree - amazing! Intriguing words assigned to the habits of one of Australia’s smallest arboreal mammals, the Feathertail Glider. From Queensland to South Australia, the tiny animal makes its home in the understory of sclerophyll forest where bark and leaves are plentiful for its communal nest building … They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. 6.5-8 cm.
Tiny but fully grown female Feathertail Glider with burn injuries was rescued by WIRES on the South Coast of NSW after the recent fires and is currently in care. The Feathertail Glider is found in eastern Australia from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They are the only known mammal to have a feather like tail. Feathertail glider. As a matter of fact, this animal is the smallest gliding possum and one of the smallest known gliding mammals.

With a scientific name that means the pygmy acrobat, the fast-moving feathertail glider is the smallest of the gliding possums, weighing only 10–15 g. The most characteristic feature is its exquisite, 8 cm long feather-like tail that is the same length as its body.