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Common Spotted Cuscus/Kuskus

Spilocuscus maculatus

Habitat:

Some local Papuans keeps Kuskus as pets especially the babies. They carry around the baby Kuskus most of the time, like baby. Kuskus are nocturnal and they start coming out to feed around sunset. They have a strong odor and you will know when they are near by their smell :D



1 species ID suggestions

common spotted cuscus
Spilocuscus maculatus Common spotted cuscus

77 Comments (1–25)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Yes they are, @Maeve McPartlin

Maeve McPartlin
Maeve McPartlin a year ago

So cute

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 2 years ago

Yes, they are, @Desmond :)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 2 years ago

What a cute little marsupial!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @dan :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Awesome spot Albert! I missed this one.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @anita1 :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Pradeep :)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

very cute!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @manuelc1 :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @nataliav1 :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @Hazel :)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 4 years ago

Very cute spotting!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

I am from Malaysia, @loonszeto but based in the Philippines.
However, I do travel quite a fair bit :D

Loonszeto
Loonszeto 4 years ago

I've seen other postings...where do you live albert

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thank, @Leana :)

Congratulations Albert on this well deserved SOTD!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Hi @duttaguptaneel.
This Kuskus was spotted in Ahe Island, West Papua (Irian Jaya).
They are nocturnal animals and starts coming out to feed towards sunset.
This one was seen moving from tree to trees, which was not too high.
Thus was able to get reasonably close to it to take this shot.

duttaguptaneel
duttaguptaneel 4 years ago

How did you spot it? And photograph it? And where? It's so cute!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @Tom :)

Tom15
Tom15 4 years ago

Congrats, great picture of a wonderful animal!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @bg11a6 :)

bg11a6
bg11a6 4 years ago

beautiful animal! good job :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 4 years ago

Thanks, @Reza :)

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Papua, Indonesia

Lat: -3.09, Long: 135.57

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 18, 2013

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