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Animals of Australia

There are few places that match Australia for its unique animals, especially ts mammals such as its monotremes and marsupials and its abundant reptile and frog fauna.

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Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudoceirus peregrinus, Pseudocheiridae: Ringtail Possums and Greater Glider) southeast NSW, Australia

The Common Ringtail Possum is found along the coast and ranges of east and south eastern Australia and in Tasmania. In is an inhabitant of forest and, in places, established gardens, esp. where there is an established dense shrub layer, which offer food and some protection from predators such as large owls. Here filmed in dense coastal Melaleuca and Leptospermum scrub within sound of the sea, where quite a few individuals could found out and about, feeding on leaves, flowers and fruit in the early part of the night. Its distinctive white-tipped tail is prehensile and comes in handy as it moves about.



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