The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), commonly known as the North
American opossum, is the only marsupial found in North America north of Mexico.
The Virginia opossum is North America's only marsupial. A marsupial is an
animal with a pouch, like a kangaroo or a koala. The opossum has been around
for at ...
Virginia opossums are full-bodied marsupials, with short legs and thick bodies.
Their fur is typically grayish, but it may range from a reddish, brownish or even ...
There are more than 60 different species of opossum, which are often called
possums. The most notable is the Virginia opossum or common opossum—the
DESCRIPTION: The Virginia opossum is gray or black with white-tipped guard
hairs and a long, pointed snout. The tail slightly prehensile (grasping) and mostly
Like kangaroos and koalas, infant opossums stay inside the mother's pouch to
nurse and ... Virginiana refers to the state of Virginia where the opossum was first
Opossums are the only marsupials (pouched mammals) native to the United
The Virginia Opossum, the only marsupial found north of Mexico, is an adaptable
omnivore at home on the ground and in the trees. Opossums prefer forested ...
Breeding For a mammal of its size, opossums have remarkable reproductive
potential and very high turnover in their population. Females typically have one
May 26, 2009 ... Transcript: "The Virginia Opossum also known as the North American Opossum
is the only marsupial in North America. Marsupials have ...