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An Australian Sugar Glider - a possum like critter that can fly! (Well, glide anyway with skin between it's legs.) They move very slowly, like a sloth, but are dead cute.

Taken at Brisbane Forrest Park, Mt Nebo.
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DynastisGoopis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD WHY IS HE SO FAT LOL
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Writer
He's at an Ozzie zoo so I'm hoping he is in great condition. 
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jalajalapeno Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
most likely it's illegal to keep them as pets because they are a native wild species (an exotic one at that) so there are certain regulations :/ sucks though either way that you guys can't keep them! they're such cute pets
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Writer
But they are a native Australian species! They are exotic everywhere else but here!!!
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jalajalapeno Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I said that. it's just odd i guess
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didyabringyagrog Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Hi any chance of using this as stock, I'm working on a graphite drawing series at the moment on native australian animals, the lesser known ones, sugar glider, quokka, quoll and a few others like that, here's a link to my latest sugar glider [link] :)
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   Writer
No problem. Send me a link to the final and I'll cross-link the pictures.
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Kuroyuri28 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol that one looks so chubby ADOWABLE i has three and mine are lightning fast. faster than i am anyway
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Writer
That's amazing. We aren't allowed to keep them as pets over here - and they come from Oz!
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vanessanichole Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
i have two of these actually and they are actually fast little cuties. look thru my pics.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Writer
Yeah, a few people have said that. We're not allowed to keep them as pets over here.
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vanessanichole Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
where are you from? the one in the photo looks alot different than the ones bred here in the US.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Writer
I'm in Queensland, Australia. They're an Ozzie native I think. It's weird that you can breed them in the States and we cab't even keep them. LOL.
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vanessanichole Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Ha. That is strange. And btw, I'm jealous. I'd love to visit Australia one day.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Writer
You might wanna pick a time when we are flood free. LOL. We had some amazing floods in the last few months, and the odd cyclone. But hey, us Ozzie bounce pretty quickly. Queensland is a rippin' spot for a tour - barrier reef, rain forrests, deserts... we got it all. Except for Uluruu - but we're working on moving that sucker over the border.
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MorticianBarbieDoll Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh. xD
I love him.
And you did a great job capturing the photo =) Did you pocket the little guy/girl? I wouldn't be able to resist.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010   Writer
LOL. Thanks. Believe it or not, even though Sugar Gliders are native Australian animals, it's illegal for us to keep them as pets. It's weird that they can be sold overseas.
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annihilatebeauty22 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
s/he is the cutest little glider. s/he makes me miss my little one panzer.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner May 1, 2010   Writer
We're not allowed to keep them as pets over here.
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annihilatebeauty22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
yeah we arent either atleast in nyc. In long island its ok. I dont understand why though because long island is a 1/2 hour away. MY ex had to give him away to a rescue familly
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner May 2, 2010   Writer
There is a big lobby over here to stop American from being able to keep them. They're native Ozzie critters. Contrary to their name, they eat a diet of insects and the like. People feed them all sorts of sugary nonsense like lollies etc which is just not good for them. (end of rant now)
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annihilatebeauty22 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Yes I know. We used to feed him worms. And Vegetables But Idk If the vegetable stuff was good for him. It was the baby food veggies the stage 3 cause they are chunky. Well I hope the lobby does go through those animals are too cute and not too many americans know how to care for them.
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Gathouria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Well, Sugars are actually dead fast. I would know especially since We just got two for a late Christmas present. That little guy seems to be packing a bit of weight for a glider, though. Maybe he's just a bit slow because of it.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Writer
Yeah, a few people have said that now. Typical, I photograph the only fat and lazy Sugar in Australia!
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Gathouria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Maybe he's just a little pig :XD: Was there several of them?
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010   Writer
Just the one. It was just a tiny Zoo - I guess the zoo diet is not good for him.
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Gathouria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Well, they're prone to health related stress problems and such when alone, so that might be why he's a bit pudgy. But cute :3
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jalajalapeno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
they are adorable. and no they are speedy! have you ever seen them in action? they are fast for small animals
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Writer
A few people have said that now. Myabe Ozzie sugar gliders are like Ozzie humans - kinda lazy. LOL.
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jalajalapeno Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. i didn't know they take drugs! O.o jk
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RADiOACTIVECORN Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Writer
I have a friend who just got one ;D
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Writer
It's so kewl you guys can keep them as pets.
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The pet ones I've seen are very fast...
they also look a bit different than this guy though.
Still very cute!
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Writer
After all the comments, I am starting to wonder if our Ozzie ones are different to those overseas.
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I think the sugar gliders we have in the united states descend from ones imported from Indonesia, so maybe that's why?
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Writer
That, and Ozzie's are just lazy. Maybe our Gliders caught it from us? LOL.
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grtol420 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
aww that is a cute picture but the flash from a camera damages their nocturnal eyes :-(
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008   Writer
I was worried about that. If you look at the shadows, you'll see I bounced the flash off the side of his lil' house. Gotta look after yer lil' mates!
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grtol420 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Cool Yesterday I cought my glider 'Sunny' Eating her apple hanging from the top of her cage and my cameras battery died:-( I cought it on my cell but its crappy
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Writer
LOL. That's always the way, my friend.
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dannylynn123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
i love i and actually they dont move slow i cant get my two ta slow down! (lol) mine are a boy and a girl! roo and panda! ^_^
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008   Writer
I heard that people can keep them as pets. You are sooo lucky.
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morbiddemonchild Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
They are so cute! I am getting one for Christmas.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   Writer
Really? We aren't allowed to keep them over here. They are protected.
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morbiddemonchild Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, well, in Arizona they are bred in captivity and can be had as pets.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner May 16, 2008   Writer
That's very kewl. Maybe you could get one for me? LOL. We could hook up a webcame so I could watch him play.
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morbiddemonchild Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, that would be cute! ^_^
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hinen-emon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
*snickers* I have to ask, have you ever seen a Sugar Glider in person? I don't mean to be rude or anything but it doesn't seem like you have. I own two suggies and let me tell you, they are anything but slow or sloth-like.
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2Stupid2Duck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007   Writer
You are not the first person to say that. This little guy was at the zoo and I was just saying what I saw. I'm more than happy for people who are in the know to set the record straight. God forbid we insult the sugar glider owners out there! They might send a bunch of gliders over to rough me up in the night or summat.
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hinen-emon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
That might have been why. They're nocturnal and so if you see any during the day they're likely to be unhappy about it. And you think that's funny now but let me tell you, those face hugs of doom are more evil than you'd think. :fork:
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