Golden Possum aka Pikachu May be the Most Adorable Creature Yet!

The Golden Possum, aka Pikachu, as people love to call them, are more than just this one adorable guy. In fact, there’s a bunch of them especially close to the borders of Melbourne. This special little guy is the brushtail possum and he was found also in Melbourne, Australia. The person who found him on the ground took him to the Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. The events happened 2 years ago, and now the photos are blowing up all over the internet. The golden fur comes from the lack of melanin which would give the possum its regular brown coat. Dr. Stephen Reinisch from Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, remembers clearly to this day how it all went down. “It was a time long ago now, but it seems her images will forever live online. She was brought in by a member of the public who found her on the ground. We suspect she had fallen off her mother’s back. she was a bit shy at first, as expected, given the strange situation she had found herself in but was otherwise in good spirits and health.” As we’ve said, there are more of these golden possums but much less in the wild, and Reinisch explained why. “Their bright color makes them an easier target for predators as they do not camouflage as well as their brown counterparts.” Luckily volunteers who often stumble upon these adorable creatures are keeping their location a secret so they would not be targeted by wrong people.

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This adorable little golden fella was found in Melbourne, Australia

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The best thing is that this little guy is not the only possum with a golden fur

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Volunteers are keeping their exact location a secret to keep them safe from people

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The golden color of their fur is due to lack of melanin

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They are very rare in the wild because of their color

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“Their bright color makes them an easier target for predators as they do not camouflage as well as their brown counterparts.”

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