Gallery: World’s smallest gliders
Seven tiny feather-tail glider joeys have left their nesting boxes, eager to explore their Taronga Zoo exhibit. Part of the world’s smallest gliding marsupial, these little joeys are only half the size of a grain of rice at birth, but grow to about one centimeter long before leaving their mother’s pouch. The joeys were discovered in the Taronga Zoo nest boxes recently, and are estimated to be 13 or 14 weeks old.
June 30, 2015
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These feather-tail glider joeys are only a few centimeters smaller than they will be at their full adult size. Adult feather tail gliders on average weigh only 10-14g.