The Cutest Pet Alive: “Bailey the Golden Brushtail Possum”

Bailey the possum

Bailey, a six-month-old golden brushtail possum, has made her first appearance at Wild Life Sydney in Darling Harbour – the third of the rare species born through the facility’s breeding program.

The possums are one of Australia’s largest tree-dwelling marsupials but are very rarely seen in the wild, having been pushed into a few remote pockets of Tasmanian forests by predators.

After being kept secluded for the vital first few months of her life, visitors can now catch a glimpse of Bailey and the growing brood.

Wild Life Sydney life sciences manager Mike Drinkwater said Bailey’s parents had arrived at the facility in 2008 – and since then staff had been involved in three successful births.

“Bailey has developed exceptionally well since her birth on site,” Mr Drinkwater said.

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