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The adorable striped possum is Australia’s little secret, by Bec Crew
With its remarkable coat and strange little fingers, the striped possum is a peculiar fellow that few Australians are lucky enough to see.
THE STRIPED POSSUM (Dactylopsila trivirgata) lives in a pocket of Australia, right up in the Cape York Peninsula.
There it hides out in the rainforests and eucalypt woodlands, nestled on a bed of leaves in a cosy tree hollow or weaving among the branches as it snacks on flowers, fruits, and beetle larvae.