A female possum is called a ‘Jill’, a male possum is called a ‘Jack’, and a young possum is called a ‘Joeys’.
A group of possums is called a passel.
Possums can live for up to 11 years.
Possums are nocturnal marsupials.
Most possums live in the hollows of tall trees, but the common ringtail possum builds nests known as ‘dreys’ in bushes or trees.
Possums mainly eat eucalyptus and other leaves. They also eat nectar, flowers and fruit.
While possums are mainly herbivores, they have also been known to eat insects and birds’ eggs.
SIZE: L20cm W8cm