What they eat, and how they get it.

"Look! That marsupial on the flower there is a Honey possum. They eat pollen and nectar from flowers.  Hence, they are called nectarivores!"



The Koala is an animal that has adapted to itís forest habitat. They depend almost entirely on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. Koalas spend 3-5 hours a day chewing eucalypt leaves. Having a very specific diet like this is called specialization.


Mountain pygmy possum

Some marsupials collect and store food to eat during the winter months. This is called caching. The Mountain pygmy possum is a unique marsupial that stores seeds and nuts to eat during the snowy season. At other times of the year, they eat whatever they can find.


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