SPECIES: Petaurus australis — Yellow-bellied Glider (Wet Tropics), Fluffy Glider


The Yellow-bellied Glider is not only one of six gliding mammals in Australia, it's also a species of 'wrist-winged' gliders, capable of gliding up to 150m at a time. That's a pretty mean feat for an animal of about 45cm, including its tail. There are two sepcies of Yellow-bellied Glider, they're about the size of a rabbit, with grey-brown fur on its back and yellow or orange fluff on its belly. They are quite an active, sociable and very vocal mammal, heard by the loud shrieks, whirring moans, gurlgles, chirps and clicks of them communicating to one another. Largely under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation, particularly due to timber-harvesting and agriculture.

FAME is proud to announce a new partnership with ReForest Now for an Enrichment Program focusing on increasing flora species diversity in existing large-scale tree plantings and regenerations sites, to improve the ecological structure and function. More than 50 endangered and vulnerable native fauna species - including the Yellow-bellied Glider - will benefit and be able to flourish through this program. To make a donation or find out more, visit the project page of the website

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