The Opossum is an extremely adaptable animal, making it the perfect companion for all of your adventures. This Cuddlekins plush toy measures about 12 inches and is lightweight allowing this stuffed toy to be taken anywhere with ease. Opossums tend to find natural shelters in trees or take over abandoned burrows and manmade structures. A favorite snack of the Opossum consists of fruit and insects, but because they are scavengers they will truly eat anything they come across. These nocturnal animals are called joeys as newborns and stay with their mothers for the first 100 days. The Opossum can be traced back to the extinction of dinosaurs, making the plush toy an excellent gift for any inquiring age.