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White-Eared Opossum

Didelphis albiventris

Description:

"White-Eared Opossum" is an omnivorous species. During fecal analysis, scientists found invertebrates in their diet. The invertebrates consisted mainly of insects. Fruits, seeds, and vertebrates were also found to be a part of the diet of these animals.

Habitat:

Encountered in a wide variety of habitats, on plains, marshes, grasslands, marginal and rain forests at high altitudes and at subtropical latitudes. Tolerates areas next to cultivation, cultivated lands, and deforested zones. In the Caatinga, they are found in zones of high and low chaparral and thorny vegetation, and in dísturbed areas.

Notes:

I found this specimen on the floor of boatshop of my grandfather. As I could not find the mother or her "nest", I'm taking care of him temporarily by feeding with a mixture of powdered milk with bananas and earthworms. -I changed its food to: "Powdered milk mixed with eggs, honey, salt, banana, and, earthworm". (It's more recommended). I've changed the syringe by a Pasteur Pipette of silicone, and, a Zoologist helped me prepare the food... And when its old, I'll release it in the wild after teaching its fetch food.-

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45 Comments (1–25)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

good work leonardo; great photo and thanks for helping him/her ;)

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

soo cute!

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

Super nice photo Leonardo :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Awesome stuff. An excellent series, Leonardo, and good luck to this little guy.

chebeague7
chebeague7 6 years ago

Great spotting such a big head for such a little man...

reizer19842
reizer19842 6 years ago

AMAZING PHOTO. thank you for sharing

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 6 years ago

Cute!!

SuzannaSetiawaty
SuzannaSetiawaty 6 years ago

Very cute animal. Thanks for sharing

Great spotting Leonardo,congrats o9n the SOTD and thanks for sharing
Parabéns Leonardo,força aí pró bichinho vingar na vida :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your SOTD Leonardo & great job :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations LeonardoMB! So cute!

Matthijs
Matthijs 6 years ago

good job Leonardo..

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

What a touching SOTD! Thanks for your fantastic work, and keep us updated! Congratulations on the SOTD, too!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Quite possibly the cutest SOTD. Congrats!

Well it's definitely a very uncommon name, for a girl :))



LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

"Leo Jr." (I know... A boy name...)

Oh it's a baby girl! How will you call her?
(I always name the animals I raise :D)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks for the update Leonardo & good luck!

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

Thanks for all people again... Just to info: I've changed the syringe by a Pasteur Pipette of silicone, and, a Zoologist helped me prepare the food... And when its old, I'll release it in the wild after teaching its fetch food. ;)
(And its a female!)

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Good luck and let us see it grow!

What a cute little baby...Well done dear @LeonardoMB, so glad you found it :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo !!

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 6 years ago

Thanks alllll the people! And, just to inform, I changed its food to: "Milk powder mixed with egg, honey, salt, banana, and, earthworm". (It's more recommended)

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Congratulations!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulations!

LeonardoMB
Spotted by
LeonardoMB

SP, Brazil

Lat: -21.60, Long: -46.89

Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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