Most lead a terrestrial or arboreal lifestyle, the water opossum is semi-aquatic.Active at dusk and at night.Omnivorous or insectivorous.Outside of the mating season, they lead a solitary lifestyle.Pregnancy lasts 12-13 days, in a litter up to 18-25 cubs.The lactation period lasts 70-100 days.
Opossums are one of the oldest animals living on our planet, while they have practically not changed in appearance for millions of years.Thanks to the efforts of animators, a fascinating cartoon called “Ice Age” was released on the screens.
Possum is one of the links in the ecosystem that forms the food chain of our planet.They feed on insects, fruits, small animals and other foods, but at the same time they can also be eaten by larger animals – coyotes, foxes, snakes and birds of prey.Opossums are nomadic animals that do not leave their territory as long as there is plenty of food and water.Sometimes they may use.
convinced individualists, live alone.But when the time comes to think about prolonging the genus (it seems that this happens twice a year), the male and female, condescending to each other, for a while forget about their lack of sociability, spend days and nights together.Pregnancy is as short as marriage: twelve and a half days.
They have whitish-gray fur, sometimes black and white with various light and dark stripes.During the 200 million years of their existence.Mostly at home people keep a virgin look