Sugar Glider Petaurus breviceps

Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider
The Sugar Glider is a nocturnal tree possum native to the eastern coast of Australia. Unlike the "flying squirrels" (gliders) of America and Asia, the Australian Gliders are marsupials. Using loose skin between its front and back limbs, it can glide from one tree to another up to some 50 metres. At 24-30 cm long (over half is tail, which is weakly prehensile), the Sugar Glider is about half the size of the related Squirrel Glider. The name "sugar" is from its eating of nectar, sap and sweet foods.