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Honey Possum

Noolbenger feed on banksias, bottlebrushes, flowering shurbs, and kangaroo paws. So, plenty of flowers are a must have in the garden!

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Noongar Names: Noolbenger

Scientific Name: Tarsipes rostratus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cats and habitat loss

Will they visit?: Honey Possum will visit home gardens located near local reserves, parks, or bushland

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and Perth region.

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees, balga skirts, and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Nectar and pollen

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pollination

ReWild Benefits

Honey Possums are small pollinators and can help drive a more connected ecosystem. The greatest threat to local Honey Possums is the lack of suitable habitat and the predation by cats. If you see them foraging in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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