Master climber. Taking advantage of its strong claws and also grasping branches with its tail, the small Sulawesi cuscus moves easily through the forest canopy. A great deal of foraging time is dedicated to searching out choice leaves and fruits, but the little marsupial also preys on bird nests. This predation plays an important part in the islands ecosystem as does its role as a seed disperser. However, as trees fall with the advance of deforestation and hunters continue to set their eyes on the small Sulawesi cuscus, who knows how much longer it can keep climbing.
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Primary and occasionally secondary forests on the island of Sulawesi, sangihe and siau