A Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) was sent to the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Zoo after it was found tangled in a barbed wire fence. After weeks of wound management the glider’s gliding membrane healed well but had contracted significantly. As it was not suitable for release, a new home was found in a wildlife park that has a breeding program for Greater Gliders. This was the first Greater Glider ever to be admitted to the hospital and it was wonderful learning about the peculiarities of this species, including their specialised diet of eucalyptus leaves and how to care for them.
(Wildlife Arrival Number 09M178)