Biscuits containing bogong moths may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for some special inhabitants of Kosciuszko National Park, they are a real treat.
A team of experts is installing custom-built food and water stations for the endangered mountain pygmy-possums in Kosciuszko after the recent bushfires.
Environment Minister Matt Kean said that, so far, 20 stations stocked with specially developed bogong biscuits have been installed at three possum sites within Kosciuszko.
Remote cameras have also been installed to record possums at the feeders and water stations.
"The biscuits were developed by Melbourne Zoo and baked by our Saving our Species team from a nutritionally-verified powder of natural ingredients, replicating the nutritional value of bogong moths, one of the possums' main foods," Mr Kean said.
"The fires are still not contained in Kosciuszko National Park, with general park access still closed, so our threatened species officers led by Linda Broome and assisted by NPWS fire crews, were the first to access the fire grounds to provide an emergency response for mountain pygmy-possums.
"The Dunns Road fire went through sites where we know the possums live, with reports that temperatures in those areas were close to 70 degrees, so the priority was getting access to these spots to check on the possums."
Mr Kean said it was hoped that the possums, which usually live under boulder fields, burrowed down to shelter from the fires.