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High in the Australian Alps, Possum needs to find enough food and shelter to survive the harsh alpine winter. She will spend months hibernating under a blanket of snow. Will she last through the year to successfully raise a new family?
The mountain pygmy-possum is small in size but huge in appeal Once thought to be extinct, there are now around 2500 of these tiny survivors in the wild. They need snow and bogong moths to survive, and also the support of great conservation work.
Recommended for ages 6 to 9.
Teacher Notes and a LitLinks
article by the author Julie Murphy are included under the Resources section on this website page. Features:
- Reveals the relationship between the mountain pygmy-possum and the bogong moth, which is an essential food source.
- Inspires young readers to tackle the challenges of biodiversity loss, habitat loss and climate change.
- Written by a former zoologist and zookeeper, and author of almost 20 books published in Australia and internationally.
- Includes links to further learning and an online citizen-science activity.
- Links into Zoos Victoria campaigns to turn off lights to help bogong moths return to alpine region.