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Common Spotted Cuscus/Kuskus - Spilocuscus maculatus Some local Papuans keeps Kuskus as pets especially the babies. They carry around the baby Kuskus most of the time, like baby. Kuskus are nocturnal and they start coming out to feed around sunset. They have a strong odor and you will know when they are near by their smell :D<br />
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Common Spotted Cuscus/Kuskus - Spilocuscus maculatus

Some local Papuans keeps Kuskus as pets especially the babies. They carry around the baby Kuskus most of the time, like baby. Kuskus are nocturnal and they start coming out to feed around sunset. They have a strong odor and you will know when they are near by their smell :D

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  1. Remarkable mammal intro! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, its one of my favourite mammal Spotting :) Posted one year ago
      1. I'm not surprised!How fantastic, lucky you!! Posted one year ago
        1. Yes, Claire Hamilton, was very lucky indeed.
          I have other close-ups of them, but not in the wild as they were kept by locals when we visited the neighbouring islands, so those were not so memorable unlike this one.
          Posted one year ago
  2. So cute! Seems a shame to keep them as pets. Especially if they are smelly! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, they are very cute, especially the babies.
      Like all wild animals taken into 'human-care', they have better hygiene.
      I think the adults of some animals have strong odour as they probably also use it to mark their territory.
      Posted one year ago

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The common spotted cuscus is a cuscus, a marsupial that lives in the Cape York region of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby smaller islands.

Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Aug 9, 2016. Captured Aug 9, 2016 09:09 in Unnamed Road, Mambor, Napan, Kabupaten Nabire, Papua, Indonesia.