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The Leadbeater’s Possum is a critically endangered possum that inhabits Mountain Ash forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria. Once thought to be extinct, the Leadbeater’s Possum was rediscovered in 1961 and became Victoria’s faunal emblem ten years later. The tiny possum is the only mammal that is native to Victoria and not found anywhere else in the world. With almost half its best habitat destroyed in the bushfires of 2009, its population has dramatically diminished. However the main threat to the possum is clearfell logging. To help play our part, Michael Wilson Diamond Jewellers are friends and supporters of the Leadbeater’s Possum. For more information on this unique creature please visit leadbeaters.org.au
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