250mm x 250mm
Charcoal and white chalk on grey paper
There are 5 species of Pygmy Possum in Australia. The Mountain Pygmy Possum is the worlds only hibernating marsupial. It can sleep for up to 3 weeks at a time. They live in the alpine regions of NSW and Vic. The species is threatened by ski resort development and predation from feral foxes and cats. Because their populations are so small and isolated they are susceptible to inbreeding and catastrophic events.