Squirrel Glider at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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SQUIRREL GLIDER FACTS
The Squirrel Glider looks similar to the Sugar Glider but is larger and has more pointed nose, narrower ears and bushier furry tail. The underside is white
Flying Squirrel, Sugar Squirrel, Squirrel Flying Phalanger
head and body 18-23cm. Tail 22-30cm. It weighs about200-260g - nearly double the weight of the Sugar Glider.
dry eucalypt forest and woodland. Also found in wet areas near rainforest
nectar, pollen, sap from eucalypts, also insects. It bites the bark of eucalypt trees to obtain the sap.
A single young is carried I the pouch for about 100 days. It remains in the nest for another two months after it leaves the pouch before becoming independent.
Eastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria. Does not inhabit the coastal strip.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/near threatened".
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Relatives in same Genus
Yellow-bellied Glider (P. australis)
Sugar Glider (P. breviceps)