Possums can live for up to 11 years.
Because they live in trees, possums are great climbers. They can even jump up to four metres to reach a neighbouring branch.
Possums usually make a clicking noise to communicate with one another. They may also grunt, screech, growl and hiss.
Possums are wild animals. They are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are active during the night.
Possums mainly eat plants, including leaves, flowers and fruits. They may also eat insects, birds’ eggs and baby birds.
Possums are sentient beings. Although considered a pest in New Zealand, possums are sentient beings who can feel pleasure and pain, just like you.
Using poison on a sentient being is cruel. It can take possums between 6-18 hours to die a painful death when dosed with certain poisons.