Learn About Sprout

  • 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: Female

Sprout came here as a baby; she was donated to us as an education ambassador when her previous owner could no longer provide care. Sprout was so young at the time that she needed 24 hour care and became attached to our Animal Care Staff, who took her home every night. When her condition became stable we realized that she would need glider companions in order to thrive with us.