Acrobates – Feathertail glider

The world’s smallest gliding mammal, named because of its long feather-shaped tail

The feathertail glider is also known as the pygmy gliding possum and flying mouse, native to Australia.

Since it is only around the size of a tiny mouse, it was regarded as the world’s smallest gliding mammal. This species is relatively omnivorous, feeding on nectar, pollen, and arthropods. Feathertail gliders are also tree-living goes on the ground to forage. Like other gliding animals, the feathertail glider has a patagium that runs between the fore and hind legs.

They are found across the eastern seaboard of the Australian continent, from northern Queensland to Victoria and the extreme south-eastern South Australia.