Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Western Woolly Opossum
Western Woolly Opossum

Scientific Name: Caluromys lanatus

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • The main components of its diet are insects and fruits, but it may also eat small rodents, lizards, and bird eggs.
  • It is arboreal and nocturnal, inhabitting forests from Belize to northern Colombia.