The glider family explained to Acacia that the loose fold of skin between her wrist and ankle was called a patagium and she could use it to steer herself. It took Acacia a little bit of practice, but soon she was gliding up to 50 metres at a time, and landing with a gentle swoop on each trunk.

It was very dark, but Acacia’s wide eyes could clearly see everything around her. Acacia loved the feeling of the air rushing underneath her as she trapezed from tree to tree. “This is so much fun” she squealed. 

Gliding from tree to tree - Abi Andrews

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