An orphaned possum was born with quite the genetic mutation, giving it a much brighter color than usual. This color would make the possum a very easy target for predators in the wild. This possum was found at 5 months old, left to fend for itself with the mother nowhere to be found. Thankfully, the story gets much happier from that moment forward.
A wildlife rescue service in Melbourne, Australia has taken in the possum. They won't release it back into the wild, as its coloring is just too detrimental to the possum's chance of survival. Instead, the possum will be living out its days in comfort and safety at the wildlife rescue. Obviously because of its unique coloring, the rescue has officially named the possum Pikachu.