The Sugar Glider is a small Possum like Marsupial! It lives in Eastern Coastal region of Australia. It glides with the fore-and hind-limbs extended at right angles to the body, with feet flexed upwards. It can glide upto 50 meters.
The fur coat on the sugar glider is thick, soft, and is usually blue-grey; although some have been known to be yellow, tan.
The sugar glider is nocturnal; its large eyes help it to see at night and its ears swivel to help locate prey in the dark.
The eyes are set far apart, allowing more precise triangulation from launching to landing locations while gliding.
Lifespan in the wild is up to 9 years; is typically up to 12 years in captivity, and the maximum reported lifespan is 17.8 years.
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