Handley’s slender opossum

A nimble nocturnal acrobat of the rainforest

This tiny animal can be found in the rainforests of South America. It has some distinct characteristics that make it stand out. One of its most noticeable features is its long and slender body, which helps it move easily through the dense vegetation. This opossum has large, round eyes that give it excellent night vision, allowing it to hunt for food in the dark. It has a prehensile tail that acts like an extra hand, helping it to grasp branches and balance while climbing trees.

Handley’s slender opossum is also an excellent escape artist. If it feels threatened, it can quickly twist and turn, making it difficult for predators to catch. They also have a remarkable ability to make clicking sounds with their tongues. This unique sound helps them communicate with each other and locate their prey.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No