Ringtail Possum

Ringtail Possums rarely descend to the ground and rely on their prehensile tail, that's right, just like little monkeys! View more.

About the listing


Ringtail Possums live in tree hollows or build a nest in rainforests, eucalypt forests and areas that have dense foliage near a water source. They can be heard and frond all along the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland, even in your own backyard or ceiling!


  • A female possum is called a “Jill,” a male one is called a “Jack,” while young ones are called “Joeys”. A group of these creatures is called a passel.
  • The Ringtail Possum is the size of a small cat.
  • They live up to 8 years. 
  • They get their name from their prehensile tail. When they're not using it to hang on to things they keep it curled up like  a ring.
  • To report injured wildlife call  03 8400 7300.

Ringtail Possum