Opossums are cute & these photos will prove it

Read on to find out why you should admire and respect North America’s only marsupial.

They fight ticks

We should appreciate the fact that these animals—who are fastidious  groomers— swallow around 95 percent of the ticks that attach themselves.

Male opossums are called jacks, and females are called jills. And just like kangaroos, the babies are called joeys.

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Nursery rhyme names

They’re one of a kind

Opossums are North America’s only marsupial. Marsupials are an order that includes Australia’s koalas, kangaroos, and wombats.

Both male and female opossums’ reproductive organs are split into two separate parts.

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Opossum reproductive weirdness


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