Relatively new to science, very little is known about the natural ecology and behaviour of the mahogany glider. These nocturnal animals are arboreal and can glide between the treetops for distances of up to 60 m by stretching out their membrane (2). Individuals are mainly solitary, spending the day asleep in tree hollows and the nights foraging within their home range, which may be up to 23 hectares in size (3). Females give birth to one or two young and raise them alone (5).
These gliders feed on exudates such as the sap and gum of eucalypt and acacia trees, and also take gum from the floral spears of grass trees (4). Nectar, pollen and even insects and spiders also make up an important part of the diet (5).