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Golden Brushtail Possum in 'Meet the Wombat and Friends' Show - Caversham W

4th of July 2016 Species List: http://www.zoochat.com/24/caversham-wildlife-park-show-species-list-457925/ A zoo review will be posted here: http://www.zoochat.com/24/trip-australia-june-july-2016-a-449389/

Golden Brushtail Possum in 'Meet the Wombat and Friends' Show - Caversham W
LaughingDove, 15 Aug 2016
    • Nikola Chavkosk
      Never read before, first time read about golden form of bushtailed possum, very beautifull looking.
    • LaughingDove
      It's a colour mutation of the Common Brushtail Possum and usually (always?) occurs in the Tasmanian subspecies. It is usually signed in zoos as Trichosurus vulpecula fuliginosus var. golden.

      Worth noting that the Golden Brushtail Possum (pictured above) is different to the Coppery Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus johnstonii) from the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. See the Australia Wildlife Gallery for pictures of those.

      It certainly is quite striking though, and seems to be more common in Australian zoos than the normal colour of the Common Brushtail?
    • Hix
      It may have appeared that way to you, but the normal colour is far more common. I think I've only ever seen a couple of goldens, but plenty of normals.
    • LaughingDove
      Of the 15 zoos that I visited on that trip to Australia, five held Common Brushtail Possums, of which two held normals and three goldens.
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