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Rare possum reacts to imitation calls

Posted by woody in Threatened Species 754 views 23rd November 2017 Length: 00:01:24
Full story: http://bit.ly/1IPGNb3 How do you check how many of the critically endangered fairy possums are still around? Talk to them, of course

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