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Greater Glider

About Greater Glider

The Greater Glider is the largest of the few marsupials that are capable of gliding. It is about the size of a housecat. Gliding marsupials use flaps of skin pulled tight in order to glide. The greater glider’s skin flaps reach from its elbows to its ankles. It launches from tree to tree and can glide up to 300 ft. (100m), using its long tail to balance. It rarely spends any time on the ground. When not gliding, its skin folds tuck away. Its diet consists of leaves.