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How many Opossum babies can you count? Opossum mother and her babies and we think ONE kid is heavy!

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Virginia Opossum - Didelphis virginiana - with young

At birth, newborn opossums are so tiny that an entire litter, consisting of up to 14 babies, can fit into a single teaspoon. They are so undeveloped that it's impossible for them to survive outside the mother. However, their front legs are developed all out of proportion to the rest of their bodies, and are strong enough for the completely blind babies to pull themselves from their birth opening, across the mother's belly, into her pouch

At birth, newborn opossums are so tiny that an entire litter, consisting of up to 14 babies, can fit into a single teaspoon. They are so undeveloped that it's impossible for them to survive outside the mother.

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A litter of young opossums cling to their mother - 'possums are the only North American marsupial

A mother opossum and her kids taking a little rest during their foraging trip.

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Animal parenthood = cuteness overload

Animal parenthood = cuteness overload

I think opossums are super cute, albeit in a quirky way. With hairless tails and lots of teeth, to some people, these cat-sized, omnivorous marsupials are a bit ugly and off-putting. But I appreciate their odd appearance and how they are able to still...

I think opossums are super cute, albeit in a quirky way. With hairless tails and lots of teeth, to some people, these cat-sized, omnivorous marsupials are a bit ugly and off-putting. But I appreciate their odd appearance and how they are able to still.

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Opossums get a bad reputation for being pests, but any animal lover knows that baby opossums are still some of the cutest critters in the world.

Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species.  ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE ANIMALS!

Opossums make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species.

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