Possums live all across the United States, especially in the southeastern and mid-western parts of the country. They usually reside inside trees or logs.Know More
There are numerous breeds of possums, but the Virginia possum, or common possum, is the breed found in the United States and Canada. They can be found in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest regions of the country. Possums are also found in the Northwest. Because they do not tolerate hot, dry climates very well, they are rarely seen in arid climates.
Possums are natural scavengers and are often found digging through garbage cans or dumpsters and feasting on roadkill. Possums will hunt and kill mice, insects, snakes and birds. They will also eat fruits, nuts and grass.Learn More
Koalas give birth to tiny and underdeveloped young, with the mothers weighing hundreds of times more than the newborns. The infant animal immediately crawls into the pouch of its mother -- the pouch faces back toward the birth canal -- and attaches to a nipple. It remains in the pouch for around 6 months and is fed milk and pre-digested leaves until it is weaned about a year later.Full Answer >
Sloths sleep for up to 20 hours per day. When they are awake, they move so slowly that algae grows on their fur. According to National Geographic, some scientists believe that the slow movements and algae camouflage make the sloths less vulnerable to predators that rely on vision for hunting, such as hawks or cats.Full Answer >
According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, possums, or opossums, do not sleep upside down, hanging from their tails. They are nocturnal animals that sleep during the day in dens, hollow stumps and logs or other hidden sites.Full Answer >
The desert fox doesn't have many natural predators because it isn't easily caught by other animals. The primary predator of the desert fox is the desert eagle owl. Other potential predators include the jackal, hyena and desert lynx.Full Answer >