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New opossums (somewhat) on exhibit

Fairly recently, the VLM acquired some young opossums from a rehabilitator in Georgia who were nonreleasable orphans. The 2 girls have been out on display and enjoying exploring their new surroundings. Each day in the morning they are put out on exhibit and seem to enjoying moving about and checking out the visitors. They are very entertaining and seem to enjoy playing chase and one of them will occasionally gather nesting material in her tail to carry back to the sleeping log. They are sisters, both about 1 1/2 years old. This is actually getting up there in age for opossums since opossums only seem to have a lifespan of 1 year in the wild. They can live up to 5 years in captivity, but 3 years is about average for an opossum. On a nice day, come by the VLM to see the “new” exhibit opossums. Hope to see you there sometime soon.

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