Sulawesi bear cuscus

Endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia; threatened by collection for the pet trade and deforestation

Sakurai Midori

This tree-living marsupial is found in Sulawesi and on close islands in Indonesia. They have short, hairy ears and stubby features. It lives in sodden tropical backwoods and is diurnal, folivorous, and regularly found in pairs.

They navigate into the high canopy by gently hanging from branch to branch, using their extended claws and a long, prehensile tail. Its weight reaches 6.80kg to 9.98kg (15 to 22 pounds), and its length reaches 60 cm (2 ft), with a tail that is nearly as long as the rest of its body. It is threatened by hunting, collection for the pet trade, and deforestation.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Indonesia
VU
2015
Sulawesi

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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