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Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)

Sugar Glider

The Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider

These amazing little animals are native to Australia, and have taken their name from their ability to glide through the air and their love of sweet things such as sugar.

These creatures are found along eastern and northern Australia. The Sugar Gliders are small creatures with a shiny grey-silver coat. They are around 40 cm's long from nose to tail, and weigh just 150 grams.

They feed at night, mainly on insects found in trees, but also the sap from trees such as the eucalyptus. They can move about very efficiently from tree to tree, and glide through the air.

Amazing Animal Fact: Sugar Gliders can glide through the air for up to 100 metres.

When they glide, they spread their arms and legs out and float down to their landing. They use their long tail to help steer when gliding through the air.

Sugar Glider's nest in a hollow of a tree, or in a nest made of twigs and leaves. A number of Sugar Glider's will inhabit the same nest.

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