Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sugar Glider

This is Elijah, a 3-month-old "sugar glider" who turned a few heads at the Ann Arbor Art Fair today as he rode with University of Michigan student Kevin Welch. Sugar gliders are flying phalangers (lemurlike, tree-dwelling marsupials) that feed on wattle gum and eucalyptus sap and are native to Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. "I got him three weeks ago from a family in Port Huron," Welch explained as he casually walked down the street with his new pet. "He jumps around a lot. He's nocturnal, so that's at night. During the day, he just sleeps a lot." Read more about sugar gliders and their awesomeness. But you probably shouldn't own one.

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