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A healthy population of these nocturnal gliding marsupials inhabit all areas of Sportsman Creek wildlife refuge. “At around 40cm long from nose to tail, they weigh just 150 grams”. Sugar Gliders are capable of glides up to 100 metres. Because these mammals have such high metabolism, the winter season can lead them to undertake a daily “torpor” of 2-23 hours, depending on circumstances. They achieve this by lowering their body temperatures and energy levels, depending on stores of fat to regulate the system.

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