Feather-tailed Glider

Acrobates pygmaeus

Stretching out its patagium, a thin, furred membrane that extends from wrist to knee, the feather-tailed glider glides up to 65 feet from tree to tree like a parachute. Its tail resembles a feather with stiff hairs on either side, which helps the glider steer. Sharp claws dig into the tree’s bark upon landing.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 2.7 to 3 in
weightWeight: Up to 0.5 oz
lifespanLifespan: 4 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Nectar, pollen, insects, and sap