The Leipzig Zoo has a new animal who will be exhibited starting in July. However, they released a photo of her (along with other new additions), and she has already become famous in Germany and has a song about her on YouTube.
She is Heidi, the Cross-Eyed Opossum.
Stefan Langner, a composer and musician in a wedding and party band called “90 Degrees,” was immediately inspired. “We saw Heidi on TV, and we were so charmed, that we had to write a song about it,” Langner said. Langner collaborated with fellow band member Gitta Lüdicke in writing the song, which he says was completed in two days.
They then found three young girls, ages 4, 8, and 13, who had experience singing in a local youth club in the Harz Mountains, to record the piece, named “Opossum Heidi Schielt,” or “Opossum Heidi Peers.”
“When we asked their parents if they would be interested [in making the recording] they were very excited,” Langner, 51, said.
The girls, at times their voices altered and sounding like German “Chipettes,” sing: “Heidi is so sweet. How nice that she exists. I fell so in love with her from the first.”