GREATER GLIDER FACTS
The Greater Glider the largest glider. It is dark grey or mottled cream and grey above, with whitish underside. The tail is long and furry. The snout is short and ears are large.
Greater Flying Phalanger, Dusky Glider, Squirrel
head and body 35-45cm. Tail 45-60cm.
Open woodland and tall forests where there is suitable eucalypt trees. Rests in hollow tree during the day and feeds at night.
eats mainly eucalypt leaves. It does not normally come down to drink.
One young is born. It leaves the pouch after 3-4 months and is carried on mothers back for next three months.
East cost of Australia from tropical Queensland to northern Victoria.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Can glide for up to 100m. At end of glide it moves to vertical position to slow down before it lands with all four feet hitting the tree together.
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