It's not electrified and does not (sound) like Ryan Reynolds, but this little possum is gaining worldwide because of its similarity to a popular Pokémon.
The brushtail possum was brought to the Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital in Australia last month. The most common brushtails are gray and brown, but this was born with a genetic mutation that lowers their melanin levels and gives them the rare golden color.
Readers did not take the time to note their similarity with Pikachu, which has become known worldwide on social media. Unfortunately, this bright color means that predators perceive it as well. Instead of being released into the wilderness after taking care of her, she will spend her days well maintained (and probably very popular on Instagram) in a conservation area.
She's also the showcase for the clinic's pet photo contest, where two winners can take home a $ 100 animal care voucher at their facility and seasonal delicacies for their pet friends.
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