This is the yellow opossum, the marsupial that looks like the pokemon Pikachu

The photographs of a opossum Australian with yellow fur went viral on social media. they nicknamed her Pikachu because of its color, and the truth is that the marsupial has a great resemblance to the Pokemon most famous and beloved in history.

The Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital veterinary center in Australia He released the little animal in 2018, when he was only 5 months old, which generated great interaction among Internet users.

A Melbourne rescue team picked her up after she lost her mother. Photo: AS

“Yeah, pretty sure it’s a pokemon,” “It’s a pikachu,” and “I seriously can’t show this to my daughter or else she’ll insist we have a real, live pokemon,” were some of the reactions posted. networking.

Why does he have yellow fur?

This opossum, corresponding to the Australian or brush-tailed species (Trichosurus vulpecula) was found in a ditch in Melbourne, Australia, by a rescue team after it lost its mother and its color is due to a genetic mutation similar to that of albinism.

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This possum was nicknamed Pikachu because of its colour. Photo: Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital

This condition causes a low level of melanin in the body, according to local media outlet The Age. Likewise, from Boronia they affirmed that, although it makes it look tender, the truth is that it makes it more vulnerable in the face of predators.

The animal, dubbed as the protagonist of the anime, was released after being under the care of the veterinary center, said Stephen Reinisch, a veterinarian at Boronia Veterinary Clinic And Animal Hospital, who was her caretaker until she was ready to be released at a shelter. .