Learn About Draco

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 12-15yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 4-5yrs
  • Length: 9.5-12in
  • Range in the Wild: Northern and Eastern Australia, surrounding islands
  • Habitat in the Wild: old growth trees
    • Diet in the Wild: insects, blossoms, flower nectar, eucalyptus sap, acacia gum
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: vegetables, fruits, protein, vitamins, yogurt, applesauce, dry diet with eucalyptus
    • Gender: Male

Draco joined us almost immediately after we put out a search for sugar gliders needing a permanent home. He came from a college student in Eugene who was moving back to California where it is illegal to have sugar gliders as pets. He has turned out to be a great education ambassador with a message about long-term commitment and awareness of restrictions when deciding to bring an exotic pet into the family.