Greater Glider Animal

Greater glider animal Groups of scratch marks on tree trunks betray regular landing sites of the greater glider, the largest gliding marsupial. Like other tree-dwelling marsupials, it has sharp claws to grip bark, and 2 toes on the front foot oppose the other 3, giving a pincer-like grip. This nocturnal forager feeds in eucalypt woodland (not rainforest), preferring the tender young leaves of just a few eucalypt species. It forms female-male pairs, which share the same tree-hollow den for most of the year. The young spend 3-4 months in the pouch and then about 3 more being carried on their mother’s back, before gradually becoming independent at about 10 to 11 months.

Length: 35-48 cm (14-19 in)

Tail: 45-60cm (18-23 in)

Weight: 0.9-1.5 kg (2-3 lb)

Social unit: Pair

Status: Vulnerable

 

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