A tiny feather tail glider joey who was orphaned after falling from its mother’s pouch has been rescued after being found at the base of a tree.
Weighing in at less than a gram the tiny creature has been nicknamed Boop and is now receiving round-the-clock care at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Currently barely the size of a thumbnail, the miniature marsupial will be released back into the wild as soon as she is big enough.
Native to Australia, feathertail gliders rarely grow larger than 80mm and weigh only 15g. Their light weight helps them glide for up to 25 metres at a time.