Feathertailed gliders are the smallest flying mammals and utterly gorgeous. It was to my everlasting regret that one of my cats caught one on our deck at night some years ago. Even though our cats are strictly indoor and the deck is about 8 metres off the ground the feathertailed glider obviously found his way to the railing and puss found him. We took the glider to Australia Zoo's hospital but sadly the poor little guy didn't make it. I'll never forget how small and vulnerable it was and utterly defenceless. Taronga Zoo in Sydney has announced a world first in successfully breeding these dear little Australian animals.