Virginia Opossum

Virginia Opossum


Didelphis virginiana

  • Native to: The Virginia Opossum is native to parts of North and Central America and found in many different habitats close to streams or swamps.
  • Diet: As omnivores, they eat both plants and animals and their diet consists of fruit, small mammals, birds, carrion (dead animals), insects and plants.
  • Lifespan: 3-4 years in captivity
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern
  • Fun Facts: This species have a prehensile tail which is used as another limb to aid climbing. The Virginia Opossum is a marsupial, which means their babies are born under-developed and then crawl into their mothers pouch to suckle and continue to grow.

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August 8, 2018