Squirrel gliders are named so because of their dense, bushy tail.
They are not quite as well known as their smaller relative, the sugar glider. Squirrel gliders and sugar gliders are found on the East coast of Australia, squirrel gliders are usually the more abundant of the two species.
Primarily occur in woodland and open Eucalypt forest.
Squirrel gliders diet consists of nectar, pollen, plant exudates acacia gum and eucalypt sap. They also feed on invertebrates.
All gliders have been affected by habitat clearing and fragmentation.
Feral predators such as dogs, cats, and foxes have always been threats especially when the protection from habitat clearing continues.
In farming areas, barbed wire fences trap gliders by their gliding membrane.
Small Puppet 24cm