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Sugar Gliders are small arboreal
marsupials from Australia and New Guinea. Like other marsupials, the
females carry their young (joeys) in a pouch. Adults weigh 4-6 ounces and
measure about 12" from their nose to the tip of their tail. At least
half of this length is tail! Sugar Gliders have a thin membrane that
stretches from their wrists to their ankles. This allows them to glide
from branch to branch like the American Flying Squirrel. They use their
tails as a rudder while they travel and gather insects in flight. Their
gliding distances have been documented up to 150 feet!
For more information on Sugar Gliders, use the link below.