En recherchant une photo de Sugar Glider pour une raison x ou y, je suis retombée sur la page web qui, au collège, m’avait faite découvrir les Sugar.

En effet au collège, notre professeur d’anglais (dont j’ai oublié le nom… oups!) nous avait fait tout une tripotée de cours sur l’Australie (à mon grand bonheur) : The land down-under. Nous avions donc eu le droit à diverses activités (dont l’apprentissage de Down Under de Men at Work, justement (je sais pas si quelqu’un connaît ça par ici), ainsi qu’un cours sur la faune.

Et comme visiblement elle aimait beaucoup nous faire travailler sur internet, elle nous a dégoté ce site, d’où est extrait l’article suivant :

Sugar Glider
The Sugar Glider is also known as the Lesser Flying Phalanger and the Short-Headed Flying Phalanger. This possum is an arboreal (tree-dwelling) marsupial that lives in forests and rainforests of mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and some nearby islands.

These social, territorial mammals live in small groups. During the day they rest in hollow trees, in nests that are lined with leaves. This large-eyed mammal is nocturnal; it is most active at night. The sugar glider has a life span of about 14 years. Its scientific name, Petaurus breviceps, means « rope-dancer with a short-head. » Sugar gliders are phalangers, they belong to the family Phalangeridae (long-tailed arboreal marsupials with fox-like ears).

Gliding (Volplaning): The sugar glider has two thin, wing-like flaps of skin that span from the fifth finger to the first toe on each side of the body. The membrane allows this small animal to glide long distances through the air, from tree to tree. Using its powerful hind legs, the sugar glider can launch itself from tall trees and glide (volplane) over 165 ft (50 m). The long tail helps steer and stabilize the animal during flight. The sugar glider lands on a tree, landing on all four legs.

Anatomy: The sugar glider is about 8 inches (20 cm) long, plus a tail about the same length; adults weigh from 4 to 5.7 ounces (120-160 g). The coat is blue-gray with a dark stripe running along the back. The belly is pale-gray to cream-colored. The female sugar glider has a pouch in which her young (often twins) develop and eat (for about 70 days).

Diet: The sugar glider is an omnivore (eating plants and animals). It licks sweet gum from the acacia tree, sweet sap from eucalyptus trees, nectar, and some small invertebrates (like insects, larvae, and spiders).

Predators: The sugar glider is eaten by owls, kookaburras, quolls, cats, goannas (sand monitor lizards), and snakes.

2 comments on “Souvenir souvenir…”

  1. Trop mimi ce petit animal ^^ !! je ne connaissais pas du tout avant de decouvrir ton blog !!
    Bon demain depart en vacances !! je reviendrais debut septembre ^^ !! donc profite bien de tes vacances miss !! j’espere pouvoir decouvrir de nouvelles creas avec tes jolies pinces a mon retour lol ^^ et je te dis a dans un mois ^^ !!
    Gros bisous ^^ !!

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