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  • Writer's pictureSimon Ling

Looking after the vulnerable

Sad news today; the Greater Glider has been listed as vulnerable on the Federal Threatened Species List. These majestic animals, the largest of the country's gliding marsupials are common animals in Carnarvon Gorge. In fact, they are the most frequently seen species of Glider on our Night Safari Tours and can reach lengths of over a metre (nose-tail).

Habitat loss is one of the greatest threats to these leaf eating, foofy-eared fellows. They rely on mature forests to provide the hollows needed for shelter as they rest during the day. At least they have little to worry about here in Carnarvon Gorge.

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