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Scientific Name: Phalangeriformes
Possums are abundant in Australia, they belong to the marsupial group in
which mother possums carry their babies in a pouch. They are nocturnal
by nature, and often feed on plants, fruits and seeds.
Possums prefer tree hollows in the forests for their habitat. They are
territorial animal. They are all good tree climbers and can glide from
one tree to another. Most possums have long tails and forward-opening
There are 27 Possum species in Australia, most of them are cuscuses and
gliders. Their behaviour, size and colour vary depending on the type of
species they belong. In general, Possums can adapt to different
Possums also live in urban areas and under the roof of people's houses.
Threats to their existence is not yet identified but it is believed that
it is due to hunting, loss of habitat caused by forest fires and other