Australian veterinary clinic rescues rare golden possum that looks just like pikachu

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Photo credit: Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

A small possum was rescued by a veterinary clinic in eastern Melbourne, Australia. The creature looks just like Pikachu, because o the color of its fur and its large ears.

A rescued brushtail golden possum recently went viral for her amazing orange-yellow coat

Photo credit: Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

Although it has been explained that the little one was found orphaned, it is not yet determined if there are more specimens with these characteristics. In addition, she was given a wildlife caretaker because it is not advisable to release her into the wild, because her unusual coloring makes her stand out to predators.

Photo credit: Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

“One of the problems with unusual colors, and particularly if they are pale, is that they are obvious to predators like owls,” Dr. Kath Handasyde said.

Scientists were aware of the existence of this species, although they had never rescued one before and their finding has become very popular in social networks because its similarity with the popular Pokemon species.

Photo credit: Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

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