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Island hideaway: has the endangered mahogany glider found a new home off the Great Barrier Reef?

With less than 2,000 gliders left on the mainland, environmentalists hope the elusive marsupial has been making a Queensland island its home

If there has been rain and it’s after dark, Daryl Dickson listens for a shower of drops bumped loose from the leaves above.

When it’s dry, it could be the faint sound of the caps of bloodwood blossoms landing on her roof that sends her off to grab a torch and catch a glimpse of one of her elusive marsupial neighbours.

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