Get Your Glide On
Meet Ariel and Kiki, two sugar gliders. Sugar gliders are marsupials that are native to Australia, Borneo, New Guinea, Tasmania and neighboring islands of Indonesia. Their babies, called joeys, develop in their pouches. Sugar gliders are nocturnal meaning they sleep all day and play all night. They eat veggies, fruits, mealworms, and other special foods. In captivity sugar gliders live 10-15 years. They love to play and jump and glider around the house. The web like skin under their arms help them soar through the air. They can be trained and develop bonds with their owners. They especially love to be carried around in a pouch by their owners.