A rare possum has gone viral on social media, thanks to her uncanny resemblance to a popular Pokemon character. The baby possum was recently brought into a Melbourne vet clinic and has since been nicknamed Pikachu for her similarity to the famous animated rodent-like creature.
"We recently had a very special possum brought in to the clinic," Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital posted on its Facebook page. "The golden color occurs due to a mutation which causes a low level of the pigment melanin."
They are so rare in the wild. Although their bright color makes them look special to us, they also stand out to predators! Luckily for this baby possum, she's gone to carers to be raised and then will end up in a wildlife sanctuary.
The photo of the adorable animal has attracted more than 1,300 shares and sparked hundreds of comments on Facebook.