This beauty came into care with the local Eurobodalla WIRES branch about 1.5 weeks ago weighing just 5 grams. It’s a vulnerable species known as an eastern Pygmy possum and there aren’t many known colonies in the Eurobodalla area. This little one was estimated to be approximately 50 days old and was found lethargic and docile in an outdoor sink, having fallen in and lost its mother.
When it first came in it would have 1.2ml of special possum milk over five feeds over 24 hours. It has quickly enjoyed life in care with a selection of native flowers, fruits and milk and is now over 10 grams. At approximately 100 days of age it will be released back into a known colony in the area, ready to live a wild life and make lots of babies. (Photo: Sandy Collins) To donate to the local branch please visit http://www.wires.org.au/branch/donate-midsouthcoast