April 16, 2009

Cuscus the shy Forest Animal of New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has slightly fewer species of Mammals than Australia, which is more than 10 times in land mass.
Among all, I believe Cuscus is one of the cutest ones, but for local people, it is one of the tastiest meat...
Cuscus is marsupials family (family related to Kangaroo & Koalas), slow moving animal which lives high in the jungle of New Guinea.
It is a shy nocturnal (moving in the night) animal so difficult to spot in the nature, but there is a chance if you walk the trek or stay in the village.