A very rare Golden Brushtailed Possum was born here in Australia at Wild Life Sydney.
For those that are not familiar with possums, here in Australia we have a very common brushtail possum that is seen everywhere, they are native to Australia, and they are nocturnal, and like the koala they also like the eucalyptus leaves, as part of their diet, but their main food is fruits, seeds, flowers and shoots, they have been known to eat small animals as well.
The possums are often seen in city areas, in fact they will thrive in the cities, they raid vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and on occasion will raid the kitchen.
They are very hard to also get out of your roof once they have decided it is home (I speak from experience here. 🙂 )
Now that you know all about the common possum, let me introduce to you Australia’s rarest possum, this little cutie is 6 months old and his name is Bailey.
Bailey is a Golden Brushtail Possum, and Bailey’s parents arrived at Wild Life Sydney about 4 years ago and have given birth to 3 possums. If you ever see one in the wild count yourself very lucky, they are very rare indeed in the wild.
There is a small article about Bailey in The Courier Mail
The Golden Brushtail Possum has of course been breed in other wildlife parks around Australia, and I found a video that was taken last year at Maru Koala Park in Victoria. Meet Honey. 🙂