Story: Possums

Possum feeding

Since their introduction to New Zealand, possums have flourished in bush and scrub habitats. Each night they eat their way through thousands of tonnes of native vegetation. Watch a video clip of one possum feeding in a native forest.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Introduced Animals of New Zealand. National Film Unit, 1960

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Possums in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

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