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Status: Least Concern
Scientific Name: Petaurus australis
Yellow-bellied Glider is a nocturnal creature that lives in the narrow
forests along eastern Australia specifically in Victoria and Queensland.
This creature has similar size with a rabbit. It has grey-brown fur at
the back and off-white to yellow belly.
Yellow-bellied glider is a marsupial animal, it is relatively small with
a body that measures about 30 cm (12 inches) in length and around 700
grams (25 ounces). It has a long tail that measures 48 cm (19 inches)
long. It has large pointed ears and black round eyes.
Yellow-bellied gliders are good jumpers. They can jump up to 100 metres
(320 feet). Breeding usually occurs during spring. The young are left in
the den for about 2-3 months.
Yellow-bellied glider feed on insects, pollen, nectar, honeydew and tree
sap. Human disturbance is one of the primary threat to this species.