Sugar Glider
petaurus briviceps

Sugar Gliders are small marsupials from New Guinea and South Australia. Just like their relatives, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wombats, the females have a pouch that they raise their young in. They are arboreal, which means they live their lives up in the trees. From their front legs to their back legs they have a thin skin membrane that enables them to glide from tree to tree (hence the second part of their name). The “sugar” part of their name refers to their sweet tooth when it comes to food; they eat fruit, berries and vegetables but will also eat small insects and drink nectar. They are very social creatures and in the wild will live in groups of 6-10 individuals.