The Small Mammal House has acquired some new species recently!
Including the remarkable brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) aka woylie. The bettong is a nocturnal two-pound marsupial with a prehensile tail that resembles a miniature kangaroo. Like its larger relatives, it practices assembly-line reproduction: one baby outside the pouch, one baby inside the pouch, and one waiting to be born. It’s a critically endangered species native to Australia. Come visit them in the Small Mammal House, living next door to the Geoffery’s marmoset. They’re on exhibit with a golden-headed lion tamarin. They can be a bit hard to spot as they’re fond of burying themselves, but they come out for mealtimes.Photo by Clyde Nishimura, Small Mammal House.
(via: Smithsonian National Zoo - Washington D.C.)

The Small Mammal House has acquired some new species recently!

Including the remarkable brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) aka woylie. The bettong is a nocturnal two-pound marsupial with a prehensile tail that resembles a miniature kangaroo. Like its larger relatives, it practices assembly-line reproduction: one baby outside the pouch, one baby inside the pouch, and one waiting to be born. It’s a critically endangered species native to Australia.

Come visit them in the Small Mammal House, living next door to the Geoffery’s marmoset. They’re on exhibit with a golden-headed lion tamarin. They can be a bit hard to spot as they’re fond of burying themselves, but they come out for mealtimes.

Photo by Clyde Nishimura, Small Mammal House.

(via: Smithsonian National Zoo - Washington D.C.)

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