The video features Dr Linda Broome and Bec Gibson working with Australian alpine pygmy possums. The possums only weigh 40 g and are the only hibernating marsupial.
Pygmy possums are threatened by a decline in the annual snowfall. They are also suffering from a shortage of food caused by drought, especially the migrating bogong moth.
Pygmy possums are endangered, and there are only a thousand or so of them left in a few boulder fields above 1800 m in the NSW and Victorian Alps.
The story was filmed at Charlotte Pass, a ski resort in Kosciuszko National Park.
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