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The opossum is Wisconsin's only marsupial.

Wisconsin's opossums are a misplaced oddity

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The opossum is a very unique animal that can occasionally be observed in both rural and urban settings. It is the only marsupial in Wisconsin.

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Marsupials are animals that give birth to their young which are very small. These small, finger-sized babies will then crawl up into a pouch on their mom's underside and spend the next several months there being nursed and protected by her. Kangaroos from Australia are another example of a marsupial.

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