Wildlife Wednesday: Baby Squirrel Gliders

Three baby squirrel gliders are being hand raised at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after their mother was sadly taken by a cat.

Vet Andrew told myGC the squirrel gliders have been in the care of the hospital for 120 days, and weighed only 15 grams when they were first brought in.

“They were about the size of a 50 centre piece,” he said. “They have increased in size about 10 times and now they are very active.”


“They will be released into the wild soon. They are weaning off now and starting to get used to life on their own.”

See the Baby Squirrel Gliders up close, and learn more about how they will learn to glide in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/