Heidi the cross-eyed opossum: Now on Facebook
Dedicated Metro.co.uk readers will recognise Heidi and her distinctive features after we documented her arrival at Germany's Leipzig Zoo in December.
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The picture-perfect marsupial, who's afflicted with misaligned eyeballs, racked up 5,000 Facebook fans in one day alone this week.
Imaginatively entitled 'Heidi, the cross-eyed Opossum', the page features a fetching photo of the lady herself, who was born in Denmark in May 2008.
'You can visit me from July 1, 2011 at the zoo in Leipzig!' states the page.
'Until then Iím going to stay a while in my opossum hibernation.'
Heidi the cross-eyed opossum hits Facebook
Unfortunately we can't share many of the comments that have flooded Heidi's wall because few of them are in English.
'So sweet!' states one, followed by the succinct: 'Cute!'
'Heidi for president!' exclaims another Facebook user enamoured with the critter.
Her fans will be as delighted as we were, then, to find out that the little dude will soon become available in the form of a lookalike cuddly toy.
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