Where to Find Australia’s Best Wildlife

Australian Possums in Any Park

Two types of possum are native to Australia: the smaller ring-tailed possum and the brushtail possum. Both are very cute — in contrast, many would argue, to their sharp-toothed American cousin, the opossum.

Go out at night to any park, or a side street with trees, and you will find these possums in abundance. Many call them a pest because they have a habit of not only being everywhere, but also of chewing through electric wires.

They are very inquisitive, and if you stand at the bottom of a tree looking up, you will often find them coming down from the tree, inspecting you.