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Nest Specimen - Leadbeater's Possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, Victoria, 1991 Object Reg. No: HT 27589

Summary:
Constructed of shredded bark and various fibres, this nest was created by a captive female over eight nights in an enclosure on Des Hackett's premises in 1991. Des Hackett was a long-term researcher of Leadbeater's Possum and is credited with being the first person to successfully breed the species in captivity.
Description:
Cylindrical shaped nest made of long thin strands of brown shredded bark and fibre. The ends are rounded and small sections of newspaper are visible throughout. Nest is tightly woven and features a partial opening in the middle lower section and a larger circular opening on the top end at the right.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 500 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bushfires, natural environment, black saturday bushfires 2009, wildlife rescue, taxidermy
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Original Source: Mr D Hackett, Victoria, Australia, 1991

Nest created on premises of Des Hackett.

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