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会飞的仓鼠?NO, NO, NO! Its name is sugar glider!

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小编摘要:身似仓鼠,鸟儿的翅膀,轻盈地翱翔而过,会飞的仓鼠?NO, NO, NO! Its name is sugar glider!

导读:身似仓鼠,鸟儿的翅膀,轻盈地翱翔而过,人们往往误以为这可爱的萌物是会飞的仓鼠,其实这是一种叫蜜袋鼯的袋类动物,英文名叫sugar glider。在野外“小飞侠”一般在树间飞行,但在英国剑桥的某个动物中心它们则是在室内飞行。蜜袋鼯是夜行动物,原产澳洲,在野外主要以昆虫和树汁为食,能在空中滑翔200米。据饲主Kayleigh Price称,蜜袋鼯乖顺好饲养,主要给它们喂食蜂蜜、水果和婴儿食物,并称在动物中心蜜袋鼯们很受参观者喜爱。

Is it a bird? Is it a hamster? Meet the sugar gliders flying around a suburban living room

Flying high: Kayleigh Price playing with her pet sugar glider Gizmo, Ms Price said the creatures don't so much fly as 'fall with grace'

Soaring through the air these creatures are often mistaken for flying hamsters or bats with tails.

But far from being an oddity, these friendly furry marsupials are in fact a type of possum known as a sugar glider.

In the wild these tiny creatures fling themselves from tree to tree but at the Animal Experience in Cambridge the sugar gliders are usually seen flying around the living room.

Owner Kayleigh Price, who cares for five of the furry marsupials with her parents Mitch and Hazel, said the adorable creatures are popular with visitors to the animal centre.

Ms Price said: 'Next to the big lizards, the sugar gliders are my favourite animals. They are very tame and good natured so they make very good pets.'

'They can glide up to 200m and in the wild they would take off from tree tops. They don't so much fly as fall with grace.'

The 18-year-old studied animal management before taking a full-time role looking after her parents giant menagerie which houses more than 120 animals.

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2011-09-30 12:57 编辑:jeannn
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