Adaptation of an Opossum?

Answer Opossums, like kangaroos, are marsupials, mammals with pouches in which mothers nurse and transport their young. In fact, they are North America's only indigenous marsupials. As a species, they als... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Adaptation of an Opossum

Why don't we pronounce the o in opossum?

The pronunciation of opossum, which does not include the first "o," is an example of aphesis. Aphesis refers to the process of not saying weakly stressed syllables at the start of a word. Aphesis o... Read More »

How to Draw an Opossum?

Opossums are furry marsupials of the western hemisphere. Their tales are prehensile, although not strong enough to allow them to sleep hanging upside down, despite the myth!

How to Care for a Newborn Opossum?

Proving care for an orphaned newborn opossum is a difficult job that is best handled by a professional wildlife rehabilitator. However, if you are in an area where a rehabilitation center is not av... Read More »

Can an opossum carry rabies?

Opossums rarely contract rabies due to their low body temperature. However, because they are mammals, it is possible for them to both carry the virus and pass on rabies to humans through the saliva... Read More »