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Habitat: Australia Status: Least Concern
So you think mice are small? Well now you’re about to meet something even smaller – the Honey Possum! It only weighs 7-11 grams (for the male) and 8-16 grams (for the female) which is about HALF the weight of a mouse! It’s very itty bitty :)The adorable Honey Possum has no close relatives and is thought to be the sole survivor of a long extinct marsupial group. It’s one of the only nectarivorous mammals with a long, pointed snout that holds a slippery tongue with a brush tip which it uses to gather nectar and pollen, much like a hummingbird!
I have a confession: I love animals. Join me and the rest of the Featured Creature community as we learn about the weirdest, coolest, and craziest animals out there. Including your dog, Mr. Scrufflebutt (if you submit him!).