If only people could see these beautiful creatures through my eyes..... this orphaned, baby ringtail possum like many before him, had his world turned upside down when he lost his mum.
Our dedicated wildlife carers and vet teams sadly hear the same stories every day.... mum was hit by a car, attacked by my cat, trapped because it got into my roof or fruit trees....... and then there are the silent killers such as unintended poisoning by rat sack or being dropped and left behind because their mother could no longer feed herself let alone her babies with scarce food and shelter to survive as human populations grow.
Could you picture this baby possum as if he were a 1 year old child?
Lost and confused, missing the one thing he needed to feel safe. His mum.
Take some time to think about how your actions may effect our native wildlife and if you'd like to help or make a change, contact your local shelter for tips and advice on how to lead a wildlife friendly life!