An introduction to the marsupials of Australia and South America. What is a marsupial? What do they eat? And how do they raise their young?
- Marsupials are a type of mammal.
- Marsupials give birth to their young very early in pregnancy.
- Offspring crawl into the mother's marsupium, or pouch, to develop further.
- Marsupials are split into eight orders, which include koalas, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and possums.
Marsupials are a type of mammal, they are warm-blooded, have fur, and give birth to live young.
But marsupials give birth at a very early stage and the young are born underdeveloped, blind and without fur.
So after birth they crawl into their mother's marsupium, where they will develop further.
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