SOUTHERN TAMANDUA ~ from South America. This animal has an elongated snout and is covered in creamy yellow-brown fur. They grow to lengths of 21 to 35 inches, with tails up to 16". Generally, they weigh between 7 and 19 pounds. Their main defense are their sharp claws.
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The only marsupial native to North America - the opossum.
magicalnaturetour: Underwater Ballet by ~Dracofish:)
Spotting some little spotteds... Go here to see more awesome shots of this young spotted hyena and it's mom: http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/gorgeous-brunette-and-stunning-blonde-run-wild-in-marataba/