Honey possum (Tarsipes rostratus)
- The honey possum is a small, mouse-sized marsupial endemic to the woodlands of south-west Western Australia.
- Despite their name, honey possums don't actually eat honey, instead surviving on a diet of nectar and pollen.
- Honey possums have the smallest newborns, the largest testes relative to body size, and the largest sperm of any mammal.
- The honey possum is also known as the noolbenger in Australia.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (May, 2010)