Monday, February 4, 2013

Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus wilsoni)

is a species of marsupial native to the islands of Biak and Supori of West Papua. This animal is very rare and a combination of habitat loss, hunting and a small range has caused the cuscus to be listed as critically endangered. Several recent suveys have failed to find any individuals left in the wild. The species gets its common name due to its distinct bright blue eyes and spotted fur.

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