"A rare scaly-tailed possum has been caught in the Northern Territory for the
first time in what scientists say is a sign that private land conservation is
having a positive effect.
The scaly-tailed possum, also known as the Wyulda, is a rock-dwelling marsupial
with stout limbs and a “grippy” tail it uses to hang from branches and rock
ledges to reach for seeds, fruits and flowers.
Ecologists from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) working on Bullo
River Station in the Northern Territory’s Victoria River region captured a
possum during animal-trapping surveys in April and May.
Eridani Mulder, the senior ecologist who led the surveys, described
scaly-tailed possums as “secretive, adorable weirdos” with an amazing ability
to adapt to whatever habitat they live in."
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