The New Zealand Possum is the common brushtail possum originating from Australia. They were introduced in 1837 to establish a fur trade in New Zealand, which failed to result in a consistent population. A second release was introduced 20 years later, which successfully initiated the now abundant New Zealand possum population.

The common brushtail possum has a thick bushy fur and tail with a pointed snout and large ears. They still remain a popular and admired animal for their fur with many clothing companies focusing on Possum Merino products. Get in touch with us today to find out more about hunting possums in NZ.