The Opossum is the only North American marsupial, meaning they reproduce using a pouch instead of a womb like a kangaroo. Although native to the East coast of the US, Opossums can now be found from coast to coast across America as a result of human development. They are very prevalent in urban areas and act as nature’s clean-up crew happily munching on insects, rodents and unsecured trash!

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Wildlife Care Center
Custer Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day)
Staff/Volunteer hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Drop-off area is open 24/7.

To speak to a representative during business hours 10am - 6pm, call 619-299-7012.
For after-hours emergencies, call your local police department or San Diego Humane Society's Humane Law Dispatch 619-243-3466.

Outside of San Diego County?
If you are outside of our geographical area, please visit the emergency page of Wildlife International or contact your local Department of Animal Control or state Fish and Game office.

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