Common Ringtail Possum
Conservation Status: Not threatened or endangered.
These nocturnal furry little creatures are adaptable in their choice of living, found climbing and nesting in areas of both dense vegetation and urban areas. Their diet is herbivorous, chowing down on leaves, shoots, flowers, and buds, taking preference to those from the eucalypt trees. They commonly breed in the cooler months of the year that give birth to usually two or three joeys at once that are each the size of a small jelly bean. Despite being susceptible to the predation of animals, electrocution of power lines, or being hit by cars, Ringtail possums are common and continue to be resilient in times of constant change.
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