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Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider
Sugar Glider
Photographer - Gary Lewis
Source - Gary Lewis Photography Pty. Ltd

Petaurus breviceps

This shy species is not easily seen, but nevertheless occurs over much of Victoria.

Sugar Gliders live in groups of up to 12 individuals and have a complicated social system and range of calls. Most females breed each year between August and October.

Food includes acacia gum, invertebrates, eucalypt sap and pollen.

They are most abundant in forest with stringybark box, ironbark and gum eucalypts with larger wattle species. Tree hollows and fissures in Mountain Ash forests are used for nests.

The species appears to be secure in Victoria, due to conservation in parks, reserves, and roadside areas.

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