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