Australia has 13 species of large Australian Possums. Possums are an arboreal herbivorous marsupial. Put simply arboreal means that they live in trees, and herbivorous indicates they are plant eaters. All possums are marsupials so just like the koala and the kangaroo they have a pouch in which they carry their young.
Gliders are a nocturnal marsupial that lives in trees. They have a membrane between their front and back limbs which enables them to glide through the air from tree to tree. This membrane is called a patagium. There are around six species of glider in Australia.
Fact about Possums and Gliders
Mountain Brushtail Possums have a variety of scent glands that provide each other with information such as identity, sex, and whether they are in season.