This story reminds me of the book “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot. All animals deserve a chance at life no matter how small they may be. While out walking his dogs in July 2016, a man found a tiny, hairless baby feathertail glider on the ground. Feathertail gliders, also called pygmy gliding possum, are native to Australia’s eastern coast.
They are the smallest gliding mammals, and they are marsupials. They live off insects, pollen, and nectar. She likely had fallen out of her mother’s pouch. The tiny creature weighed less than a gram (that is less than one paper clip) and would never survive on her own.
He took her to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital so she could get the care she needed. The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital only works with Australia’s wild animal population. They work to rescue, rehabilitate, and conserve all of the wild animals in their country.