Monday, February 20, 2017

So Much Adorable...

A coworker brought her sugar glider to work and AWWW.... He absolutely brought a smile to our faces.  Meet Kiko!


 
 
Some interesting facts about sugar gliders:
  • The sugar glider is a marsupial, like a kangaroo or wombat.
  • Sugar gliders only weigh about 4 ounces as full-grown adults.
  • Sugar gliders are able to glide over 150 feet.
  • The gliding membranes of a sugar glider (called patagium)are located from his wrists to his ankles and open up to slow his descent, much like a parachute.
  • Sugar gliders, like kangaroos, have a pouch where baby gliders, called joeys, live for 60-70 days. At around 4 months of age, joeys are able to survive on their own outside the pouch.
  • In the wild, sugar gliders live in trees, and rarely, if ever, touch the ground.
  • Sugar gliders nest in holes in old growth trees and mark their nests with urine.
  • In the wild, sugar gliders can live in groups of up to 15-30 gliders.
  • Sugar gliders have opposable fingers and toes.
  • Sugar gliders are found in Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Their scientific name is Petaurus breviceps and are in the same order as kangaroos, opossums, wombats, and Tasmanian devils.

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