Species Name (EN): 
Virginia Opossum
Species Name (LA): 
Didelphis virginiana
Patient Status: 
Educational Animal

Bo and his siblings were found as very young orphaned opossums in the summer of 2016. They were cared for by a permitted wildlife rehabilitator; even though Bo was fed a proper diet, he developed metabolic bone disease, which caused his front legs to bow. His siblings grew up normally and were able to be released. Bo's diet was modified and his legs did not worsen, but the permanent bowing caused him to be non-releasable. Bo joined the team in December 2016.

Check out Bo's debut via our Facebook live video!