Opossum Spotted in the Suriname Rainforest
Photo by Piotr Naskrecki
The delicate slender opossum (Marmosops parvidens) darts through the treetops in search of fruit and insects. Scientists discovered an amazing 39 new species of small mammals on a recent expedition to southern Suriname, including rats, bats, and opossums, which promote forest health and growth by eating and dispersing seeds. Suriname is part of South America’s vast Guiana Shield wilderness, home to more than 25 percent of Earth’s rain forest. The sparsely populated nation maintains an incredible 95 percent of its forest cover.
(via: National Geo)

Opossum Spotted in the Suriname Rainforest

Photo by Piotr Naskrecki

The delicate slender opossum (Marmosops parvidens) darts through the treetops in search of fruit and insects. Scientists discovered an amazing 39 new species of small mammals on a recent expedition to southern Suriname, including rats, bats, and opossums, which promote forest health and growth by eating and dispersing seeds. Suriname is part of South America’s vast Guiana Shield wilderness, home to more than 25 percent of Earth’s rain forest. The sparsely populated nation maintains an incredible 95 percent of its forest cover.

(via: National Geo)

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