Australian Pygmy Possum

Happy Friday! What better on a day like today than an cute and tiny animal?


Just look at those paws! Love the long toes!

This is an Australian western pygmy possum or a mundarda. It is of course from Australia and is a marsupial with a prehensile tail. It has bright cinnamon colored fur with a white underside. Adults, tail included, are around 3 inches long and can weigh up to 21 grams. They are nocturnal, prefer to live alone, and eat mostly nectar and pollen from flowers.

(Martin Willis Photography)

For being possums these guys are really cute! Very different from their larger and stranger American cousins.

– Fizz

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