It is hard to guess what a Sulawesi bear cuscus weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Sulawesi bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus) on average weights 10 kg (22.05 lbs).
The Sulawesi bear cuscus is from the family Phalangeridae (genus: Ailurops). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.35 meter (4′ 6″).
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
The Sulawesi bear cuscus or Sulawesi bear phalanger (Ailurops ursinus) is a species of arboreal marsupial in the family Phalangeridae endemic to Sulawesi and nearby islands in Indonesia. It lives in tropical moist lowland forest at elevations up to 600 m and is diurnal, folivorous and often found in pairs. A. ursinus is threatened by hunting, collection for the pet trade and deforestation.
Animals of the same family as a Sulawesi bear cuscus
We found other animals of the Phalangeridae family:
- Common spotted cuscus bringing 4.06 kilos (8.95 lbs) to the scale
- Mountain cuscus bringing 1.82 kilos (4.01 lbs) to the scale
- Ground cuscus bringing 2.6 kilos (5.73 lbs) to the scale
- Short-eared possum bringing 3.13 kilos (6.9 lbs) to the scale
- Woodlark cuscus bringing 1.63 kilos (3.59 lbs) to the scale
- Telefomin cuscus bringing 1.44 kilos (3.17 lbs) to the scale
- Silky cuscus bringing 2 kilos (4.41 lbs) to the scale
- Eastern common cuscus bringing 1.75 kilos (3.86 lbs) to the scale
- Rothschild’s cuscus bringing 1.37 kilos (3.02 lbs) to the scale
- Ground cuscus bringing 2.61 kilos (5.75 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Sulawesi bear cuscus
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ailurops ursinus:
- Red-shanked douc with a weight of 9.48 kilos (20.9 lbs)
- Toolache wallaby with a weight of 10 kilos (22.05 lbs)
- Patagonian mara with a weight of 8.03 kilos (17.7 lbs)
- Coyote with a weight of 12 kilos (26.46 lbs)
- King colobus with a weight of 8.7 kilos (19.18 lbs)
- Lowlands tree-kangaroo with a weight of 8.47 kilos (18.67 lbs)
- African golden cat with a weight of 11.29 kilos (24.89 lbs)
- Fossa (animal) with a weight of 9.5 kilos (20.94 lbs)
- Smooth-coated otter with a weight of 8.96 kilos (19.75 lbs)
- Preuss’s red colobus with a weight of 8.91 kilos (19.64 lbs)