It's A Real-Life Pikachu: Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescues A Golden Possum

November 21, 2020

An Australian veterinary clinic rescued a golden possum.

They named him Pikachu.

golden possum pikachu
Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

The baby orphan possum was brought to Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital in Melbourne.

People immediately pointed out that the rare possum has a striking resemblance to the popular Pokemon character Pikachu.

golden possum pikachu
Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

The animal hospital said:

"The golden colour occurs due to a mutation which causes a low level of the pigment melanin which gives them their normal colour. They are so rare in the wild as although their bright colour makes them look special to us, they also stand out to predators! Luckily for this baby brushtail, she's gone to carers to be raised and then will end up in a wildlife sanctuary so she can live a long happy life."

golden possum pikachu
Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

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