“We are very excited to have recently spotted a female Eastern Pygmy Possum at the Orroral Campground within Namadgi National Park,” Brett McNamara, Rural District Manager, said today. “TAMS rangers spotted the little possum while conducting routine enhancement work at the campground.
“Listed as Vulnerable under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, this is the sixth time the Eastern Pygmy Possum has ever been found in Namadgi. The last pygmy possum was sighted in 2008, also in the Orroral Valley.
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“Finding this Eastern Pygmy Possum in a high visitation area such as the campground hopefully suggests that population numbers remain healthy within the park.
They’re taking it as a sign of successful regeneration after the 2003 fires.
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