Opossums may not be the first animals that come to mind when we hear the word “cute,” but we think that just means we need more cute opossum videos in our lives. This one featuring adorable opossums snacking on fruit is guaranteed to make you smile.
The sound of banana slices being chewed hangs over this big group of nocturnal cuties. The few opossums who finish their delicious snack before their friends search for more — somebody, please give these little ones more fruit … and record it.
These opossums orphans who were brought to a wildlife rehabilitation facility where they’ll be provided with the care that they need up until their release back into the wild. Unfortunately, many opossums are hit by cars because of their “play dead” defense mechanism, but we’re glad that these juveniles are getting the care they need.
If you ever come across an injured opossum, or any other injured wildlife, please contact the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center or veterinarian. Although it can be difficult to resist the urge to help, especially in dire circumstances, rescues are best left to the trained professionals. If you’re unsure of where to start, check out this handy guide of animal rescue hotlines.