Here are the promised, long overdue pictures of some of our new arrivals:

Mo, our new 4 month old striped skunk poses for the camera

Mo, our new 4 month old striped skunk poses for the camera

 [Mo is named from the extra white hair on her head that can be easily shaped into a small mohawk!]

She's getting a little closer to check out that camera lens!

She's getting a little closer to check out that camera lens!

We are also working with Mo right now to get her ready for baths and nail clippings in case she one day goes into our education department.  We will hold them and get them used to being flipped over to expose their belly.  We also touch their hands and feet to get used to nail clippings.  Their nails get quite long and they are unable to wear them down in captivity the way they would in the wild.  Even when we clip their nails, they’re still fairly long because they need them to dig for tasty grubs!

Check out those long nails!

Check out those long nails!

Here are some pictures of the baby opossums getting ready to join our education department:

opossum close-updexterous fingers!

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