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Audubon Zoo opossums celebrate 2nd birthday...with cake!

Audubon Zoo opossums Tohbi and Lusa turned 2 years old on Monday, March 27 (Source: Audubon Nature Institute) Audubon Zoo opossums Tohbi and Lusa turned 2 years old on Monday, March 27 (Source: Audubon Nature Institute)
Audubon Zoo opossums Tohbi and Lusa turned 2 years old on Monday, March 27 (Source: Audubon Nature Institute) Audubon Zoo opossums Tohbi and Lusa turned 2 years old on Monday, March 27 (Source: Audubon Nature Institute)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Tohbi and Lusa, Audubon Zoo's resident opossums, turned two years old on Monday. 

Opossums typically only live to three or four years old, so they are already middle aged.

Tohbi and Lusa are siblings and were found orphaned in the wild.

Raised by people, they became habituated and were deemed non-releasable.

This zoo says this species is common in Louisiana and can be found across much of the U.S. and down into Central America.

Tohbi and Lusa are members of our Ambassador Animal program at Audubon Zoo. While they live behind the scenes, visitors may see them around the Zoo during educational programs. 

The pieces of cake in the photos were made of paper and topped with carrots and berries. Their omnivore food was hidden inside the cake. 

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