Australian Vet Clinic Catches Rare Golden Possum That Looks Like Pikachu | 22 Words

Australia's rare golden possum is not only one of the cutest things ever, but it also looks just like Pokemon's Pikachu!

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Australia isn't just known for its beaches and hot temperatures...

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But it is also known for its incredible exotic animal kingdom.

The animals that are native to this beautiful country are simply astounding...

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And you really can't find creatures like these anywhere else in the world.

More and more unusual creatures are still being discovered to this very day...

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And one little possum has certainly made history for one veterinary clinic in Melbourne.

The brushtail possum is one of the most widespread species in Australia...

They are found throughout the eastern and northern parts of the continent, as well as some western regions, Tasmania, and a number of offshore islands.

It all began back in 2018...

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A rescuer in Melbourne brought an orphaned possum into the Boronia Veterinary Clinic, but at first, they were unsure as to what the animal actually was.

Here's the furry little thing...

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And as you can see, she doesn't look at all like an ordinary possum.

The little possum lit up the entire room with her fur...

And at first, the staff at the clinic were left stunned by her beautiful color.

But they soon figured out exactly what she was...

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"She’s a rare golden variety of the Common Brushtail Possum," the clinic wrote on their Facebook page. "The golden color occurs due to a mutation which causes a low level of the pigment melanin which gives them their normal color. They are so rare in the wild as although their bright color makes them look special to us, they also stand out to predators!"

Dr. Stephen Reinisch still remembers the day the possum was brought into the clinic...

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Speaking to Bored Panda, he said: "It was a time long ago now, but it seems her images will forever live online."

When she was rescued, she was estimated to be around 5 months old...

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"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," he explained.

Her mother was nowhere to be found...

Stephen said that "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." The possum spent the night at the clinic and was then collected by a carer the following day.

The standard color for a brushtail possum is brown...

"However," Stephen explained, "they can have less common color variations like this special yellow possum."

Even though this little girl was the first of her kind at the clinic...

There is actually a high number of golden possums in care all around Australia due to their vulnerability in the wild.

They seem to be very common in Melbourne...

Caroline Dazey from the non-profit Wildlife Victoria said that there are more golden possums found in the state, especially on Melbourne’s fringes.

She explained that they are protected as much as possible...

"We do get calls about them, there are little pockets of them in Victoria. However, the volunteers keep their location secret in order to keep them safe."

But putting aside the facts for a minute...

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There's one thing that people on the internet have noticed about these beautiful creatures.

They look just like real-life Pokemons!

They look exactly like our favorite. Pikachu, to be precise.

There's no denying how cute these possums are...

Who knew that the real-life Pikachu was roaming in the bush of Melbourne?

The babies are even cuter...

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Just look at this baby golden possum hiding under his mom!

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