Female opossums are marsupials, so they carry their young around in their pouch. They can have 13 babies at one time, so if one falls out, they do not come back for it. If you find a baby opossum, it needs to be brought into our Intake Center.

If you see a dead opossum on the side of the road with babies that are still alive, you can either bring us the adult and we can look for babies in the pouch, or you can just bring us the babies. Opossums are able to survive on their own when they are about 10 inches long from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail. Any opossum smaller than that needs to be brought into our Intake Center, so we can finish raising it.