Animal Age

How old does a Greater glider get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Greater glider reaches?

An adult Greater glider (Petauroides volans) usually gets as old as 15 years.

When born, they weight 56 grams (0.12 lbs) and measure 1.3 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Pseudocheiridae family (genus: Petauroides), a Greater glider caries out around 1 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 1 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 41.1 cm (1′ 5″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Greater glider gets as old as 15 years

The greater glider (Petauroides volans) is a large gliding marsupial found in Australia. It is not closely related to the Petaurus group of gliding marsupials but instead to the lemur-like ringtail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), with which it shares the subfamily Hemibelideinae.The greater glider is nocturnal and is a solitary herbivore feeding almost exclusively on Eucalyptus leaves and buds. Like its relative the lemur-like ringtail, the greater glider is found in two forms: a sooty brown form, or a grey-to-white form.The greater glider is found in eucalypt forest from Mossman, Queensland, to Daylesford, Victoria.

Animals of the same family as a Greater glider

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Pseudocheiridae):

Animals that reach the same age as Greater glider

With an average age of 15 years, Greater glider are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Greater glider

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Greater glider

A fully grown Greater glider reaches around 1.26 kg (2.77 lbs). So do these animals: