What in the World is a Sugar Glider?
Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small fluffy critters that originate in Australia and surrounding islands. They have a thin membrane called the patagium that stretches between their front and back foot on each side that allows them to glide. Although they slightly resemble a flying squirrel, they are very different. Sugar Gliders are marsupials (like the kangaroo) and have a pouch to carry their young in which are called joeys. They are nocturnal (awake at night) and arboreal (tree dwelling). Gliders are very social and live in small colonies in the wild.