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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cute Spotlight: Fergusson Island Striped Possum

The Fergusson Island Striped Possum, also known as Tate's Triok, is an endangered opossum, found exclusive on a small island in Papau New Guinea. Very little is known about this species, as it has been seven years since the last of its kind was captured by scientists. It is a marsupial, closely related to the sugar glider. As so little is known about the Fergusson Island Striped Possum, the exact cause of its small numbers is not known. Just as with most endangered animals, humans are considered the main contributors to their endangerment.

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