Opossums lifespan is very short, living to be around 4 years old.

They have more teeth than any other mammal in North America, with a whopping 50 teeth.

There are more than 60 species of opossums but only the Virginia opossum is native to North America.

This is a marsupial mammal, they are related to the koala and kangaroo. Marsupials are pouched animals, the animal is born only after a 10 to 13 day gestation period and completes development the pouch. Once large enough they will ride on the mothers back. Opossums are the only marsupial in North America.


General Opossum Information


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