One of the feathertail joeys. Image Credit: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Huge breeding success for world's smallest glider

  • BY AG Staff |
  • November 23, 2017

Exactly 23 tiny feathertail glider joeys have been born at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

KEEPERS AT MOONLIT Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, VIC, have welcomed 23 feathertail glider joeys (Acrobates pygmaeus) in a rare breeding success.

Keepers were blown away after discovering the joeys during a routine health check, expecting to only find 5-6 joeys, as they’re considered difficult to breed in captivity.

“It is rare in captivity, and we believe that this may be a first for this species, at least for a significant amount of time. The conditions must have been just right for our females,” Michael Johnson, Founder and Director of Moonlit Sanctuary, told Australian Geographic.

He said that some of the joeys will remain at the sanctuary while others will be moved on to other zoos and wildlife parks to join other colonies.

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