Species: Trichosurus vulpecula
Common Name: Golden Brushtail Possum
Natural habitat: Eucalypt trees with hollows
Natural foods: Eucalyptus leaves and fruit
Other comments: Golden brushtail possums are rare to see in the wild, although they do occur naturally. Their golden coloured coat is the result of a rare genetic mutation called leucism. Their light colouration makes them easier to spot by predators, and therefore less likely to survive in the wild. They may live as a solitary animal or as part of a small group.