|Weight||60-150 g (2-5.3 oz)|
|Head-body Length||115-210 mm (4.52-8.3 in)|
|Tail Length||150-210 mm (5.9-8.3 in)|
Data sources: Suckling (1984), Lindenmayer (2002), Jackson (2012)
Because its hindfeet rotate 180°, the sugar glider can easily climb down trees and land after long glides.
Climbing is further aided by curved claws and special foot pads.
Also note in this photo how the skin that extends from the sugar glider's wrists to its ankles folds along the animal's sides when not gliding.
Image credit: © David Cook Wildlife Photography at Flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0; some rights reserved.