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Sugar Gliders are funny little critters from Australia that seem to remind us of a flying squirrel. They are not, however, related to flying squirrels because they are marsupials (grow in a pouch) much like a kangaroo! They have the word sugar in their name because they crave sugary foods like fruit! They have the word glider in their name because they have a flap of skin between both sides of their legs that allow them to "fly" from one tree to another! Sugar gliders are nocturnal animals and they make many different interesting sounds. One of the sounds they make is called "crabbing." This noise is sort of like a wind up toy and they make this sound when they are irritated. Kite (our glider) is a lot of fun to bring to visit children.

Sugar Glider

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