Average weight between 2 & 10 pounds.
Related to kangaroos & koalas – the only marsupials in North America.
Course white/grey fur; variations include black, cinnamon, albino & white – under fur and legs are dark and soft.
Paws are soft & tender, with soft rounded opposable thumbs; no fingernails on the hind feet.
Paper thin ears are round & hairless; muzzle is long and pointy.
Limited vision with acute hearing & smell.
Long thin tail (their signature) – scaly, monkey-like & almost hairless.
50 teeth – more than any other North American mammal.
Slow-moving, hardy & cannot jump.
Not territorial; will den-up only during extreme cold spells.
3 years is the average life span in the wild, but few survive to adulthood.