Pseudocheiridae – Ringtail Possums
Mostly solitary, nocturnal & arboreal (tree-dwelling) of Australia and New Guinea’s forests
Ringtail possums are majorly herbivorous animals that feed on a variety of leaves. Most species of this family are arboreal (tree-dwelling) and relatively slow-moving. They look very similar to pygmy possums, except they are larger and can weigh between 200g (7 oz) to 2kg (4.5 pounds) on average.
Moreover, many species of this family are nocturnal and solitary, although a few live in small social groups. Other than that, these creatures are generally elusive and secretive, making studying them very difficult. Most species of this family are abundant in their natural habitat and are not under any immediate conservational threat.