Physical characteristics

The honey possum is a dainty animal, adapted for climbing. Its hands and feet bear long, grasping, monkeylike fin-

The honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus) is also known as the nool-bender. (Photo by C. H. Tyndale-Biscoe/Mammal Images Library of the American Society of Mammalogists.)

Honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus). (Illustration by Bruce Worden)

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