The Green Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus archeri) is one of the several rare and endemic species found only in northern Australia tropical rainforests. With an unusual green tinge, this is the result of black, yellow and white hairs in its fur. With this excellent camouflage this animal can be observed at all levels of rainforest by a trained eye or by pure accident as it crashed to the ground from an height of 15 metres and surviving to tell the story.
This solitaire animal, is also the only one lacking a conventional sleeping den, resting in exposed branches at all hours of the day and night and in all types of seasonal conditions. Over a period of 15 years, a significant decline of numbers has been noticed in tropical rainforest areas where once, common numbers where repeatedly accounted for … and they are not alone.