Greater Glider

Greater Glider

$95.00

The Greater Glider is Australia’s largest gliding mammal. They have thick, fur on their back and thick fur on the very long tails and large fury ears.
They can be found in different dark and light-coloured morphs.

Greater Gliders are found along the east coast of mainland Australia, from central Queensland to central Victoria. They are found throughout old growth, forested bush but are absent from high altitude alpine and sub-alpine habitats, and now absent in any cleared areas.

Greater Gliders are forest-dependent and prefer older tree age classes in moist forest types.
They use hollow-bearing trees for shelter and nesting, with each family group using multiple den trees within its home range.
They eat mainly young eucalypt leaves.

Threats.
Because they are highly dependent on forest and large hollow-bearing trees, habitat loss and fragmentation through clearing and bushfires pose a threat to Greater Gliders.
Climate change may also contribute to the contraction of suitable habitat. Fragmented populations have a reduced ability to recolonise suitable habitat and are at risk of genetic decline.

 

Size:

Large Puppet 38cm

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Description

General information about our animals

All our Puppets and toys are hand made from materials made in an environmentally sustainable.
All runoff from dyes used is contained and disposed of in an ecologically safe way.   All materials are fire-resistant and have been tested under a flame.

All patterns are drawn by hand first and then shaped into the three-dimensional shape that is meticulously worked with by producing many samples until the spirit of the animal is revealed and comes to life when it is used. (by the puppeteer!)
We deliberately use old methods of cutting the material by a small hand machine then sewn by hand and on machines both in Nanjing and In Melbourne.
This is achieved by a small group of women.

( see our History to see the development of Secret Gully puppets and Endangered Animals Australia)

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS      

 Whilst we are not perfect yet…

All our animals can be cared for with ease to break the cycle of buy and throw-away world of consumerism

We believe that children can and must learn to take care of their material world.

Learning to care for our animals will encourage them to take care of their surroundings at home and in the wider world.

All our animals can be:

  • Washed by hand or gentle machine wash…( in cold water only)
  • Successfully Brushed and combed to bring them back to life…
  • Repaired with a simple needle and cotton.

Additional information

Size

Large, Small Puppet, Tiny Toy

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