Mutated Australian Possum Now Named “Pikachu”

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Kotaku December 2, 2018 at 07:36PM.)

Last month an orphaned possum was handed in to a wildlife rescue service in Melbourne. Born with a “genetic mutation”, its bright colour scheme has earned it a very fitting name: Pikachu.

The Age reports that the possum—remember, Australian possums are not American possums—has a specific mutation that “results in low levels of melanin”, meaning that instead of its fur being brown, it’s instead turned out gold.

 

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This article and images were originally posted on [Kotaku] December 2, 2018 at 07:36PM. Credit to the original author and Kotaku | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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