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What is a honey possum?

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According to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, the honey possum is a tiny marsupial native to southwestern Australia. At just 0.21 to 0.63 ounce, the species is roughly half the size of a mouse.

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The species has grey or brown fur, with a dark stripe extending from the neck to the tail along the back. Honey possums are nocturnal, spending most of their day in rock crannies, tree cavities, hollow insides of trees or abandoned nests. The honey possum is the only flightless animal to feed exclusively on pollen and nectar. Common predators of the honey possum include barn owls, black-shouldered kites, feral cats and red foxes.

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