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Nocturnal Week: Yapok (Chironectes minimus)

Posted on Jul 23, 2007 by in Marsupials, Theme Weeks | 0 comments

Chironectes minimus

Number 0048

The yapok, also known as the water opossum, is a solitary aquatic marsupial, with webbed hind feet and black-and-white fur. (Like yesterday’s spotted bat, the yapok is one of Herman’s favorites from the Daily Mammal comments. He seems to like black and white spots!) When the yapok is building its nest, it carries leaves rolled up in its tail to line its home and make it cozy.

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