Sulawesi Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus

Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus are possums, arboreal marsupials, native to Indonesian islands. There are two species: the Sulawesi Bear Cuscus of Sulawesi and the Talaud Bear Cucus of the Talaud Islands. Both are threatened by hunting, collection for the pet trade and habitat loss through deforestation, but the Talaud, with its small population, is critically endangered.
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
They are the largest of the cuscus. The Sulawesi species is shown here. Both have prehensile tails to assist with their slow, tree-dwelling lifestyle.
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
Bear Cuscus
Usually living in pairs, males are larger and a little darker brown than the females. Their diet of low-nutritional leaves doesn't provide much energy for such a large mammal (in a similar way to that of pandas and sloths).