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brushtail possum

brushtail possum

Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) were introduced in 1858 in New Zealand to initiate a fur industry. A century later, however, they came to be viewed as a pest, and today they are deemed as the country’s major pest species, covering an estimated 90 percent of New Zealand. (Photo courtesy of Matt Baxter and Jesse O’gorman.)

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