First drawing of 2014!

And ain’t he a sweetheart? This might be the first in a series of threatened Australian species pen drawings – was thinking of making some cards and letter paper out of them.

“Leadbeater’s possum is an endangered possum restricted to small pockets of remaining old growth mountain ash forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria north-east of Melbourne.” Wikipedia

Four Fast Facts about Leadbeater’s:

  • Faunal emblem of the State of Victoria
  • Conservation Status: Endangered (application to upgrade to Critically Endangered pending)
  • 43% of its known habitat was destroyed in the 2009 bushfires
  • Some estimates put the population of wild possums at as few as 50 individuals