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Published:January 10th, 2011 13:27 EST
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Heidi The Cross-Eyed Opossum Has Thousands Of Facebook Friends

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A cross-eyed opossum in Germany called Heidi who is not yet even on public display has become an Internet hit, winning more than 65,000 admirers on social networking website Facebook.

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Heidi is thought to be two and a half years old, and was abandoned outside an animal shelter in North Carolina in the United States, together with her sister Naira, and has been in Leipzig zoo in eastern Germany since May.

The sisters, plus a third male opossum called Teddy, arrived via a zoo in Denmark, and will make their public debut on July 1, the Germanzoo says on a special Internet page set up for Heidi`s fans."

AFP

It`s usually cuddly cats ,pugnacious puppies, and beautiful bunnies who have Facebook pages with thousands of admirers. I`m glad that thousands of people have fallen in love with an odd opossum.

All critters are beautiful in their own way, and it`s a crime whenever any pet is abandoned, neglected or abused. 

Heidi`s eye problem may be a consequence of her poor diet, but she is normal and not in pain. Heidi`s strange eyes don`t detract from her attractiveness, I`m not surprised she has gazillions of Facebook friends.

Heidi is very happy in the German zoo, and she isn`t available for adoption. But there are thousands of dogs, cats and other critters who need a loving home.

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