Acrobatidae – Feathertail gliders & pygmy gliders

Due to their tiny body, heat escapes quickly; they enter a state of torpidity to regulate it

These Australia & New Guinea residents are small marsupials that primarily feed on high-protein foods such as nectar, sometimes insects, usually at night. For that, they are armed with a long brush-tipped tongue.

They are nocturnal, shy, elusive animals, and strictly arboreal. Individuals rarely venture to the ground level as they are highly vulnerable to predators because of their small size. Sometimes nursing mothers are forced to forage during the day to meet their energy requirements.