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Admiralty Cuscus- Male The Admiralty Cuscus or Manus Island Cuscus is only found on Manus Island. Spilocuscus Kraemeri. This species is considered near-threatened due to loss of habitat and consumption. They are regularly eaten and 3 weeks ago this guy was hanging in a bag near a fire waiting to be dinner. He was rescued and being treated for his injuries. <br />
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The male is white and spotted and the female is dark brown with white on the belly. All Cuscus are marsupials and also have a no fur on the tip of their tail. They are shy but friendly and like to curl up in a safe place.  Admiralty Island cuscus,Manus Island Cuscus,Spilocuscus kraemeri Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Admiralty Cuscus- Male

The Admiralty Cuscus or Manus Island Cuscus is only found on Manus Island. Spilocuscus Kraemeri. This species is considered near-threatened due to loss of habitat and consumption. They are regularly eaten and 3 weeks ago this guy was hanging in a bag near a fire waiting to be dinner. He was rescued and being treated for his injuries.

The male is white and spotted and the female is dark brown with white on the belly. All Cuscus are marsupials and also have a no fur on the tip of their tail. They are shy but friendly and like to curl up in a safe place.

    comments (7)

  1. It was well worth the wait to see this photo! Really awesome shot, Matt! It's such a gorgeous creature! Posted one month ago
  2. Great shot! He is a unique looking creature. Posted one month ago
  3. I love this pic of sweet Nali Noodle! Posted one month ago
  4. What a stunning mammal, had never heard of it before. Thank you so much for sharing it! Posted one month ago
  5. So pretty! Posted one month ago
  6. A real stunner Matt. Posted one month ago
  7. Amazing & of course - so sad! Homo non-sapiens!! Posted one month ago

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The Admiralty Island cuscus or Manus Island spotted cuscus is a species of marsupial in the family Phalangeridae. It is endemic to the Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea. It is the smallest member of the genus ''Spilocuscus'', and the female has a black back, while the male has blackish spots on a white background. Both genders have rufous heads.

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Uploaded Apr 4, 2020. Captured May 26, 2005 16:50.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/7.1
  • 10/2000s
  • 48mm