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Found along the eastern and northern coasts of Australia and New Guinea. These marsupials can be found across the Dry schlerophyl forests on the wildlife refuge. They nest in the hollow of a tree or a nest made from twigs and leaves. Often living in groups of 10-15 with a dominant male. Omnivorous, preying on insects, birds eggs, lizards, arachnids, in winter turning to nectar, sap of eucalypts and pollen. Highly vocal with a variety of chatter, bark, chirp and “crabbing” sounds. ¬†Capable of glides up to 100 metres. Considered one of the most abundant ¬†Australian mammals and of least environmental concern. Image courtesy of Internet File Share.

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