Posted on 22nd April 2022 by Media Relations
You've probably seen a ringtail possum or two in your neighbourhood or backyard before, but did you know that they are highly social animals that prefer to live in family groups?
We've cared for several ringtail possum joeys at Taronga Wildlife Hospital this year. The joeys were brought to us separately from different areas of Sydney and were set-up in pouches and dens at the hospital. Once they'd settled in, we homed them together in the one pouch because they have a better chance of survival if they have a buddy or two.
Once the joeys were old enough and our hospital team were happy with their development, we were able to release this new little family unit back to the wild!
Please be on the lookout for injured or displaced wildlife in your area.
If you find or encounter injured wildlife, you can bring them to the Taronga Wildlife Hospital, which is open seven days a week, or get in touch with your local wildlife care group for assistance.
Find out more about how to assist injured wildlife.