Sometimes you see an animal that attracts so much attention for being so unique that it seems to be from another planet. That is the case of this opossum that was rescued, and who has won the hearts of many throughout the world for its beautiful color.
We could bet that you have never seen an opossum of this color. This surprising animal arrived at Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital, located in Victoria, Australia, in 2018.
"It is a rare golden variety of the common brush tailed possum," the clinic wrote on Facebook. "The golden color occurs due to a mutation that causes a low level of melanin pigment that gives them their normal color."
Yes, this opossum is very adorable. Unfortunately, what makes her so unique compared to others also puts her at great risk in nature.
"They are so rare in nature," said the clinic. "Although their bright color makes them look special to us, they also stand out among predators."
Luckily, this beautiful opossum won't have to worry much, she will grow up in a safe environment in the wildlife sanctuary.
While possums are not "adorable" to many, this one was and went viral. People keep comparing her to Pikachu.
"I never thought I would see a Pikachu in real life," said one of the possum keepers.