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Sugar Glider

CONSERVATION STATUS : LEAST CONCERN
COMMON EXTINCT
Classification:

Order: Marsupialia
Genus & Species: Petaurus breviceps     
Family: Petauridae

Status:

Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Range:

New Guinea, Bismark Archipelago, and northern and eastern Australia.

Habitat:

Forested areas where they can glide from tree to tree.

Activity:

Nocturnal and very active.

Diet:

Omnivorous but sap, nectar and other plant parts make up 75% of their diet. Animal food includes small lizards, insects and their larvae, and spiders. During spring and summer, they eat primarily insects such as moths and beetles; during fall & winter, they eat on plant products such as eucalyptus sap and pollen.