Connect with us


Orangutan evicts invading possum by launching it in the air



An orangutan has evicted an invading possum from its nest at the zoo.

The Perth Zoo primate first poked at the curious marsupial with a stick, but it wasn't taking the hint.

Once the orangutan had enough, he flung the possum from his perch and sent it flying through the air, in a video that emerged over the weekend.

During the cooler months, possums often sneak into the primate habitats in search of a warmer nest.

"On this occasion, the orangutan was alarmed to find an unknown occupant in their bed", a Perth Zoo spokesperson confirmed.

"The orangutan habitat is an outside environment, and possums, who also live at height, just like the orangutans, have been known to inhabit the above-ground territories.

"Rest assured the possum was sighted scurrying off after being evicted. They are a very robust species."

The possum was not hurt, Perth Zoo confirmed.

Source link