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

Delphine came to the Wildlife Center in March 2016 when she was found injured on the side of South Delphine, the road where the Wildlife Center is located! An outreach staff member rescued Delphine and brought her into the hospital, where the veterinary team discovered that Delphine had severe head injuries -- and a pouch full of babies. The veterinarians stabilized Delphine, and because her injuries were not life-threatening, she was given time to raise her nine babies. The young opossums were released in June, and Delphine was deemed non-releasable due to permanent head trauma and vision loss. She joined the outreach team in July 2016.