The Greater Glider

The Greater Glider, Petauroides Volans, is the largest gliding possum. Their colour ranges from cream to dark grey/brown. They have a long furry tail and distinctive furry ears. They have a highly specialized diet feeding almost exclusively on eucalypt leaves and rely on large hollow bearing trees for shelter and nesting.

Why are they threatened?

  • Loss and fragmentation of habitat.
  • Climate change.
  • Loss of hollow bearing trees.
  • Increased frequency of bushfires.
  • Barbed wire can entangle gliders & damage their gliding membranes.

What can I do?

  • Retain hollow bearing trees.
  • Let us know of any sightings.
  • Plant native tree corridors to connect areas of remnant vegetation.
  • Minimise barb wire especially on the top wire of fences adjoining forested areas.
  • Install nest boxes in areas where hollow bearing trees are declining.

What have we achieved so far?

Here’s a video showing the recovery of the endangered Greater Glider following the Black Summer Bushfires in the Batlow area.

For more information or to report a sighting,contact Cherie White, Senior Land Services Officer on 0427 407 126 or

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