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Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) , one of 4 Glider Species seen locally, (from large to small- Greater Glider, Yellow bellied Glider, Sugar Glider, Feather Tailed Glider) Body length 200 mm Tail 200 mm. Can glide 100 metres from a high tree. A membrane stretches from their 'wrists' to their 'ankles' when they glide as they weigh only 150 grams, their long bushy tails are used to steer them in flight.  
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) Sea lions are often mistaken for seals but they are brown, bark loudly, "walk" on land using their large flippers and have visible ear flapsvwhile seals have small flippers, wriggle on their bellies on land, and lack visible ear flaps. Male ssea lions are dark brown with yellow areas on the neck and top of the head. The female is silver grey, light tan to dark brown on the back and a creamy colour underneath.
Australian sea lions are found only in Australia. They are one of the most endangered pinnipeds in the world with remaining populations estimated at 14,700.
Sea Lion beed in Western Australia and South Australia. They are thought to be a sedentary species which do not migrate or move seasonally although wandering sea lions like this one have been spotted around New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.
Little is known about the diet of Australian sea lions, but cephalopods, crustaceans, and fish are probably their major prey.Australian sea lions defecate nutrient-rich faeces which may provide an important nutrient source for coastal ecosystems.
Australian Sea Lion

 

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