Fairy possum at risk of extinction in Australia • Earth.com

Fairy possum at risk of extinction in Australia

Fairy possum are facing extinction in Australia. Logging, bushfires, and a changing climate have put a shy Australian marsupial at risk, according to scientists. The fairy possum, the state of Victoria’s official animal, is critically endangered and rapidly headed for extinction, according to a new study. Only about 2,000 of the little marsupials are still left in the forests of Victoria, which is the only place in Australia where they are found. Fairy possums live their whole lives in the forest, and sleep in hollowed-out trees.  A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University set out to analyze some potential solutions.

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