Meet Zoey, she's our newest sugar glider. The #sugarglider is a small, omnivorous (eats animal and plant matter), arboreal (tree climbing), and nocturnal (sleeps during the day) gliding possum belonging to the marsupial family. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.
Sugar gliders are characterised by their gliding membrane, known as the patagium, which extends from their forelegs to hindlegs. This allows them to glide 150 feet or more. Gliding serves as an efficient means of both reaching food and evading predators.