Learn about the only marsupial living in North America – the Virginia opossum. Find out what the opossum’s name means. Learn about the animal’s habitats, diet, behavior, reproduction, and predators. Read people’s misconceptions regarding the animal and find out why opossum live only up to three years in wild and eight in captivity. Includes photographs, images of tracks, coloring pages, and video files.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about opossums, then use links on the left to read more about opossums. Click on the "Fun for the Joeys" for a coloring page and a word search game. The site includes opossum e-greeting cards and opossum photo page. NOTE: The site includes ads.