Meet North America’s only mammal marsupial, the opossum! Females have a pouch just like their Australian cousins, the kangaroo. The mother opossum carries and nurses her young in her pouch until they are about 2 to 3 months old. Normally placid opossums prefer to avoid all confrontations if possible. Yet they face great challenges from people, our cars and our pets. You can help the opossum -- slow down and watch for wildlife when you drive! Also, don’t let pets roam from home and protect wild places in your own backyard and around the world. Look, listen and learn more at SeaWorld.org
You can meet Scout, our two-year-old opossum at the SeaGarden at SeaWorld Orlando. Animal interactions occur all throughout the day – but on “Just For Kids” event days the SeaGarden will open earlier than usual, at 9 a.m.