Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Ringtail Possum

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the ringtail possum with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of a ringtail possum against a backdrop of trees

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
4 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

The Ringtail Possum is much smaller than the Common Brushtail Possum. It has a prehensile tail it uses it as a fifth limb to climb and jump between connecting branches, fences, and powerlines.

The structure of its forefeet, with a gap between the second and third fingers, allows the possum to hold onto branches securely. Ringtails are tree-dwelling and lives in all areas of Manningham.

During the day, the Common Ringtail Possum sleeps in its spherical nest or 'drey' made from grass and shredded bark.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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