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"White-Eared Opossum" is an omnivorous species. During fecal analysis, scientists found invertebrates in their diet. The invertebrates consisted mainly of insects. Fruits, seeds, and vertebrates were also found to be a part of the diet of these animals.
Encountered in a wide variety of habitats, on plains, marshes, grasslands, marginal and rain forests at high altitudes and at subtropical latitudes. Tolerates areas next to cultivation, cultivated lands, and deforested zones. In the Caatinga, they are found in zones of high and low chaparral and thorny vegetation, and in dísturbed areas.
I found this specimen on the floor of boatshop of my grandfather. As I could not find the mother or her "nest", I'm taking care of him temporarily by feeding with a mixture of powdered milk with bananas and earthworms. -I changed its food to: "Powdered milk mixed with eggs, honey, salt, banana, and, earthworm". (It's more recommended). I've changed the syringe by a Pasteur Pipette of silicone, and, a Zoologist helped me prepare the food... And when its old, I'll release it in the wild after teaching its fetch food.-
Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013
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