Virginia Opossum

Virginia Opossum


Didelphis virginiana

The Virginia Opossum is native to parts of North and Central America and found in many different habitats close to streams or swamps.

They are nocturnal, which means they are active at night.

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.

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 (captivity)

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern


Posted on

August 8, 2018