Gliding


Sugar gliders will use their patagium spread wide like a wing in order to glide long distances. This allows them to get around fast, escape predators and also cover a large amount of habitat in search of food.

It is pretty hard to get good footage of them gliding but here are a few shots in slow motion. Take notice of how the tail is used along with the stretching of the limbs and body in order to change orientation and basically steer.



Here are some more videos of gliders gliding:

http://www.arkive.org/sugar-glider/petaurus-breviceps/video-00.html

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Last Edited January 27, 2011



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