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Virginia Opossum - Didelphis virginiana

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is a unique species of marsupial native to North America. It has recently become widely recognized for its intelligence and adaptability, making it a keystone species in many ecosystems.

Whether you live near forests or cities, if you’re lucky you may spot one of these interesting creatures on your next outdoor adventure! While they may look scary at first glance, the Virginia opossum holds an important role in our ecosystems – one that should not be taken lightly!