Sugar gliders are small possums that can glide more than 100 feet between trees thanks to a thin, furred membrane, known as a patagium, which stretches from the wrist to the ankle on both sides. Hand-like forefeet and hind feet with an opposable toe similar to a human thumb help them grasp branches.
Sugar gliders live in male-dominated groups of up to seven adults that all nest together. Females carry their young in well-developed pouches. They are most active at night when they search for sap, insects, birds and small mammals.
Where to see them:
6 to 8 in
Up to 6 oz
More than 10 yrs
Gum, sap, nectar, seeds and insects