Virginia Opossum

OpossumPhoto by Alan Henry

Scientific Name: Didelphis virginiana

The Virginia opossum is the only marsupial found north of Mexico.
  • Size: Weight: 6.5 to 14 pounds; Length: 14 to 37 inches
  • Diet: Reptiles, eggs, carrion, insects, seeds, grains, nuts and fruit
  • Habitat: Temperate environments
  • Range in the Wild: North America and Central America

Conservation Status

No special status.

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