Possums are fascinating creatures who get a bad rap in New Zealand. They are mostly herbivorous and feed mainly on leaves. These fascinating marsupials carry their babies in their pouch for around six months. Once the babies are old enough to leave their mother’s pouch, they ride on her back until they are ready to fend for themselves.
Possums have prehensile tails, which they use to grasp branches, and sharp claws for climbing. They are nocturnal, and have a vast range of vocalisations, which range from grunts and clicks to screeches and alarm chatters. You may have been lucky enough to hear these amazing sounds while camping in the bush.