Life Span: 4 years in the wild, but 6-7 years in captivity.
Collective Noun: Keepers suggest that 'Colony' is probably the best fit!
Tiny: Feather-tail Gliders are the world’s smallest gliding marsupials and mammals.
1c Coin: Although one of the lesser known Australian animals ,the Feathertail Glider used to be featured on the Australian 1c coin until it was taken out of circulation in 1991.
Tail: Feathertail Gliders have a feather like tail which helps them to glide, steer, brake and anchor themselves.
Glide: They will glide from tree to tree up to 20m at a time, using a thin sheet of skin called a gliding membrane, extending from elbow to knee.
Sticky Feet: They are also very good climbers. With serrated toe pads they can cling on to trees and even vertical glass windows!