SPECIES: Petaurus gracilis — Mahogany Glider


Decked out with a built-in wing suit, these nocturnal beauties travel between trees by gliding - and can do this up to 60 metres. Astounding! The Mahogany Glider is now confined to a small region in the southern region in Qld. The grunting sound they make at night has been said to resemble a lawnmower! The Mahogany Glider is under threat from predation (including owls and feral cats), loss of habitat, land clearing and who could forget the devastation to the species that resulted from Cyclone Yasi in 2011.

Photo credit: Pfinge at French Wikipedia. - Transferred from fr.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 2.0,
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