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 ...
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
The opportunistic denning and feeding habits of the Virginia opossum has led to
the success of the species, especially in areas of habitat fragmentation.
May 26, 2009 ... Transcript: "The Virginia Opossum also known as the North American Opossum
is the only marsupial in North America. Marsupials have ...
COMMON NAME: Virginia opossum, common opossum, possum. KINGDOM:
Animalia. PHYLUM: Chordata. CLASS: Mammalia. ORDER: Didelphimorphia.
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
The Virginia Opossum, sometimes called a 'possum, is a marsupial (mar-SOOP-e
-al). There are lots of marsupials in Australia, but the Virginia Opossum is the ...