Ringtail Possum

Ringtail Possums rarely descend to the ground and rely on their prehensile tail, that's right, just like little monkeys! View more.


About the listing

Habitat:

Ringtail Possums live in tree hollows or build a nest in rainforests, eucalypt forests and areas that have dense foliage near a water source. They can be heard and frond all along the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland, even in your own backyard or ceiling!

Facts:

  • A female possum is called a “Jill,” a male one is called a “Jack,” while young ones are called “Joeys”. A group of these creatures is called a passel.
  • The Ringtail Possum is the size of a small cat.
  • They live up to 8 years. 
  • They get their name from their prehensile tail. When they're not using it to hang on to things they keep it curled up like  a ring.
  • To report injured wildlife call  03 8400 7300.

Ringtail Possum