Squirrel Glider ©www.qm.qld.gov.au
Squirrel Glider ©www.qm.qld.gov.au

Order Diprotodontia

Family Petauridae

Scientific Name

Petaurus norfolcensis

Thumbnail Description

They can glide up to 50m from tree to tree. They tend not to glide in captivity

Size and Weight

Adults:

(MALES)

BODY-LENGTH: 8–23 cm

TAIL: 22–33 cm

WEIGHT: 230 g (0.5 lbs)

Habitat

Dry sclerophyll forest, woodlands

Distribution

Southeastern Australia

Diet

Tree sap, mainly eucalyptus, red bloodwood trees, pollen, nectar, leaves, bark

Reproduction

1 – 2

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

4 – 6 years

Speed

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Predators

Dogs, cats, foxes, owls

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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