Our mascot – the Mountain Pygmy-possum

Our ‘mascot’ (or maybe totem animal?) for the festival is the Mountain Pygmy-possum, Burramys parvus, Australia’s only hibernating marsupial.

It is a small, mouse-sized nocturnal marsupial found in dense alpine rock screes and boulder fields, mainly southern Victoria and around Mount Kosciuszko. The species is currently restricted to three isolated mountain regions:  Mount Blue Cow in Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Mount Bogong and Mount Higginbotham/Loch in the Bogong High Plains in Victoria, and Mount Buller in Victoria.

Check here for some extra background on the possum and how you can help this iconic species.

“Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery” – John Ruskin

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