Status: Near Threatened
The gliding behavior of the Greater Glider is pretty unique. It’s the only “flying” marsupial that folds its forelimbs so that its wrists are tucked under its chin, giving the membrane a triangular shape when outstretched. The creature is always out and about, gliding from tree to tree and using its tail to steer.
The Greater Glider avoids traveling by land at all costs. It’s slow and clumsy on the ground, very vulnerable to predators.
Hey if you had the ability to fly wouldn’t you do so over walking any day? God, I know I would. Where can I sign up for a flying membrane?!