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Black and grey possums (1st of 2)

Black and grey possums

Black- and grey-furred possums were introduced to New Zealand. Black possums, originally from Tasmania, thrive in areas of wet, tall forest. Grey animals from mainland Australia are more likely to be found in drier, open country.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Possums in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015