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.

About this item

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

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching. 'Possums - Possums in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-May-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/16881/possum-feeding