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Admiralty Cuscus- Female 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. <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 Promoted

Admiralty Cuscus- Female

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.

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 (4)

  1. O my goodness! Maggi looks so cute and chubby :) Posted 6 months ago
  2. Ahhhh! That is so cute! Posted 6 months ago
  3. They are rare and rarer yet to find a male and female! Posted 6 months ago
  4. What a gorgeous animal . great shot too Matt. Posted 6 months 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 5, 2020. Captured May 26, 2005 16:41.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/6.3
  • 10/1600s
  • 52mm