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Dr Linda Broome and Bec Gibson's story of Pygmy Possums

Charlotte Pass, NSW, 21 June 2007

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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