Meet Webster, our newest animal ambassador! He's a juvenile Virginia opossum, and we’re so happy he has a new home here at the Aquarium! After becoming orphaned, Webster was in the care of a local wildlife rehabber, who noticed the #opossum was unable to use his hind legs appropriately. It was discovered that Webster’s hip joints were not properly developed. This condition would prevent him from being able to climb trees in the wild, so it was decided he would come here, where he receives the care he needs, including physical therapy and supplements for his joints.
📸 by Leslie Vegas
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