Marsupilami resembles mostly some sort of yellow monkey with black spots (Some specimens are known to have a form of melanism, causing them to be completely black, like the Black panther.). The species originates from the tropical forests of Palombia. Though resembling a monkey; the Marsupilami as many unique traits; they're egg-laying mammals, similar to monotremes, have a bellybutton, are able to breath underwater and each adult has a 7 metre long tail. This tail has many funtions, its can be curled on itself into a ball, which the Marsupilami uses to "punch" enemies and or predator; or it can be coiled in a spring, which the creature uses to make 30 metres high jumps.
Another feature of the Marsupilami is its strength, the creature is easily capable of pulverising rocks with a good strike of its tail. Marsupilamis are omnivorous and build clam-shaped nests made of vines and branches, and filled with feathers plucked from local birds and parrots. He first appeared on television in the Raw Toonage and then spun off onto his own show. Marsupilami's supporting characters included Maurice the Gorilla, Stuie the Elephant, Eduardo the Jaguar, Norman the Poacher, and other characters. These stories were made by Disney, but the real Marsupilami of Franquin has never met a monkey or elephant. Later another tv-series came up that didn't follow the Disney-franchise and showed a Marsupilami that was more equal to the character in the comic strips.