The undescribed species of glider was first captured for analysis in the Northern Territory by researchers at Charles Darwin University, and is an animal Australia knows little about. Something new: Professor Sue Carthew says there is much work to do before the glider species can be identified.
Squirrel Gliders, Petaurus norfolcensis, are often mistaken for the more common Sugar Glider, Petaurus breviceps.It is,in fact, the larger of the two with a long bushy tail as wide as the body at the base and longer, pointed face.The fur colour is usually a brown-grey with a darker stripe from the forehead and down the back.
Sugar Glider Behavior. Sugar gliders can make endearing, playful, and entertaining pets but regular human interaction is very important if you want your glider to be friendly, especially if you have a colony of them. Sugar gliders will bond to other gliders that they live with.