Sugar glider2

At the Cincinnati Zoo in the old Nocturnal House.

The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) has soft, thick, mink-like, gray fur that covers its body and tail. A black stripe runs the full length of the body in line with the spine and crown of the head. The tip of the tail is black.


  • Where to see them: Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighboring islands of Indonesia
  • Length: 5-6 inches
  • Weight: 4-6 ounces
  • Habitat: Arboreal (lives in trees), forests
  • Lifespan: 4-6 years
  • Diet: Fruits and vegetables; occasionally eats insects, mice, nuts, and other small mammals
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