Scientific Name: Didelphis virginiana

Found In: Central and North America from Costa Rica to southern Canada

Size: 4 – 13 pounds, 13 – 22 inches

Diet: Omnivore: vertebrates, invertebrates, plant material, fruits, grains and carrion

Threat Level: Least Concern

Facts: They are marsupials, or a mammal whose young develop and nurse in a pouch on the outside of the body.

Virginia Zoo Opossum: Polly (female)