Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Opossums are a lot more than just roadkill! They’re true survivors, easily adapting to life in human areas.

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ORIGIN:
Central and North America

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HABITAT:
Forests and urban areas

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
4-13 lbs
Length: 1-2 ft

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DIET:
Small mammals, insects, worms, seeds and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Foxes, bobcats, birds of prey and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Immune to certain snake venoms

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REPRODUCTION:
12-13 day gestation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
3-4 yrs in human care

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