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Feathertail Gliders are the smallest of the possum family, only growing to 14g, but can leap and glide for up to 25 meters due to a membrane of skin between the front and back feet. These gliders will live in social groups of up to 30 individual animals.
Like Sugar Gliders, a larger relative, these gliders can go into torpor that allows them to go into a similar state to hibernation but for a short period of time by slowing the heart rate right down.
Even with this adaptation, a Feathertail Glider will only live for four years.



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