Twenty Tiny Pygmy Gliders Born at Australia Zoo

Published 9 Feb 2018, 12:29 GMT
Twenty Tiny Pygmy Gliders Born at Australia Zoo

About 20 baby feathertail gliders were born at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Also called pygmy gliders, the small marsupials' bodies grow up to about 3.4 inches in length.

Using flaps of skin between their front and back legs, they glide among the trees. Their tails have rows of stiff hairs, giving them the appearance of feathers. They use their tails as rudders while flying through the air. Almost their entire lives are spent in trees, and they rarely ever venture to the ground.

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