ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke received 12 small baby Virginia Opossums Monday.

The center is taking care of the baby opossums after their mother was killed. The babies will be rehabbed during a process that takes several months and will be returned to the wild in the future.

Fun fact: baby opossums are called joeys — the same term used for baby kangaroos and other marsupials!

If you would like to donate to help the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke re-stock their opossum formula, you can go to Swvawildlifecenter.org/make-a-donation/.