Pearl the Opossum


Scientific Name: Didelphimorphia

Status: Least Concern

Pearl's Story: Pearl's mother was spotted in the middle of the day (uncharacteristic for a nocturnal animal) making her way across someone's driveway heading under their deck. After checking under the deck later that they sadly discovered that she had passed, but they the forethought to check her pouch pearl was one of the six. Although her brothers and sisters thrived Pearl was stunted and demanded a special diet. It was determined that she could not survive in the wild, so she was placed at SWI. 

Facts: Although considerably large Opossums are sometimes mistaken for rats or considered Welcome Opossums in your garden as snails, slugs and beetles make up an important part of their diet. 

Range: Opossums are found throughout North America


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