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 Opossums: male Linus and female Marcie