10 Adorable Pictures Of Possums And Opossums

A possum consists of approximately 70 small-to-medium sized marsupials that are native to Australia, Sulawesi (an island in Indonesia), and New Guinea. They received this name due to their resemblance to opossums, which are native to both North and South America. There are over 103 species of opossums within the Western Hemisphere, which live between 2-4 years, however some can live longer. While you may not know much about these creatures, there’s one thing we definitely know — and that’s how adorable they are!

Happy Little Fella

This little guy looks like he’s just had a bath, and looks to be both proud and happy of himself!

Juvenile Australian Western Pygmy Possum

This tiny Western Pygmy Possum can be found in Australia, mostly in South Australia and the southern section of Western Australia. This creature is nocturnal and hides in trees or other vegetation during the day, and searches for food and mates at night.