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Introduction to Sugar Gliders

By

Rosemary J. Booth

, BVSc, Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services

Last full review/revision Jul 2020 | Content last modified Jul 2020
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Sugar gliders originate from Australia and New Guinea.

Sugar gliders originate from Australia and New Guinea.

Sugar gliders (scientific name Petaurus breviceps) are small marsupials, mammals that nurse their offspring in pouches on their stomachs. Kangaroos, koalas, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats are also marsupials. These exotic pets come originally from Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea and were first brought to the United States in the 1990s.

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