Awesome Mystery Animal of the Week: “Beelzebub’s pup”

Awesome Mystery Animal Facts:

1. This little guy stores fat in his tail, and the sign of a healthy one is a big tail.

I don’t think you’re ready to bump this jelly

2. Jaws can open wide enough to create enough force to bite through thick metal wire (or bone and skin, in natural environments)

I’m just imagining the Kids in the Hall skit with the guy who crushes heads: “I crush you!”

3. Eat 15% of their body weight in a day, but can eat up to 40% in 30 minutes

Man, all this eating is making me sleepy.

4. Originally believed to be a kind of opossum, but the closest phylogenetic relation is to this guy:

5. Linus Torvalds temporarily replaced “Tux,” the typical mascot (pictured below), with a form of this animal, in support of a campaign to save their species.

Pengwing! For some reason, the only image I could link to was Italian Tux! But you get the idea.

There are your clues! Who is the mystery animal of the week? Post your answer in the comments below!

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