Sugar Glider: Petaurus breviceps
Sugar Gliders spend their lives in the canopy of the rainforest, which has an abundant source of nectar and insects for them to feed on.
The sugar glider is extremely agile and can glide, or volpane, for at least fifty metres.
To take off, it thrusts its hind legs and leaps forwards into the air, immediately spreading out flaps of skin, or membranes, at either side of its body to assist 'flight.'
To land, it folds its hind legs in towards in towards its body and with a final upward swoop lands on all fours.
Sugar gliders prefer eucalypt woodlands and rainforests where tree hollows are available for shelter and there is an abundant food source of eucalypt sap and acacia gum.