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.
A possum’s diet consists mainly of plants, including leaves, flowers and fruits.
Although considered a pest in New Zealand, possums are sentient beings who have their own thoughts and can feel pleasure and pain.
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.