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Baby opossum

Photo: Karlton Rebenstorf

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Baby opossum

In May, a passerby in Virginia discovered an opossum that had been struck and killed by a car. Due to the time of year, the person knew that the animal might have babies in its pouch, and he discovered a tiny joey inside. The little one was taken to The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va., where she’s being nursed and cared for by veterinarian Linda Addison. The fluffy critter will eventually join other animals at the museum to educate children about conservation.