Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Sugar Glider

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the sugar glider with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of a sugar glider possum on a branch and flower

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
3 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

Sugar gliders are tree-dwelling marsupials gliding possums found across Manningham. They can glide up to 50 metres in one trip with their “wings” made up of thinly stretched skin between their forefinger and back ankle. 

During flight, they use their bushy tails as rudders as they soar through the air. The Sugar Glider is most active at night, sleeping by day in nests made of leaves in tree hollows.

The biggest threat to Sugar Gliders is cats. It is important to bring your cat inside so they don’t eat our native birds, possums, and other native animal species.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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