Story: Possums

Possum eating five-finger berries

Possum eating five-finger berries

Possums prevent the regeneration of many forest trees and shrubs by feeding on their flowers and fruit. Although five-finger is relatively common in lowland forests, it soon disappears from areas with high possum populations.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Impact on native animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

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