Animals, such as birds, insects, and bats, have the ability to fly because they have wings as a means of movement. Even so, there are also some other animals that do not have wings but are able to glide or jump through the air with a certain height and distance so that they appear to be really flying.
However, what are some wingless animals that have the ability to glide through the air? Let us discuss one by one the animals with this unique ability.
These tree-dwelling mammals are often called flying lemurs, although lemurs are not true lemurs and do not fly. According to the Wired page, this mammal belonging to the genus Cynocephalus comes from Southeast Asia and has a body the size of a domestic cat. The lemur can glide up to 61 meters between the trees using the folds of skin between its front and hind legs that extend down its tail and neck, known as a patagium. In the wild, lemurs can soar gracefully between the trees, making them look like lemurs flying without wings.
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