Friday, 27 January 2017

Playing Possum

This cuddly little creature is unfortunately a big threat to NZ wildlife. Like most introduced species it thrives where the native species dwindle . So Possums eat the food native species want , outbreed native species , have no predators and in the NZ species have become carnivorous eating young chicks. Introduced by two New Zealanders to start (unsuccessfully) fur farming there are now an estimated 80 million . The conservationist said as a conservationist I don't like to see any species killed but sadly every time you buy something made of possum fur you are helping the indigenous species