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Virginia Opossum at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Virginia Opossum

Didelphis virginiana

Family

Didelphidae, opossum family

Conservation Status

Least concern, IUCN

Distribution

Southern and eastern North America with an introduced population along the U.S. west coast

Habitat

A combination of large trees and shrub thickets near water and crop fields

Factoid

The only marsupial in the United States
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