This is a monito de monte, a little faux-monkey that hops around South America. He’s a very special kind of marsupial, one that proves that Australia was always the where all the oddballs were abandoned, only to thrive.
Late last week, wildlife rescue workers responded to a call about an injured koala in Melbourne. After rescuers retrieved the marsupial, who they nicknamed Sir Chompsalot, they realized they would have to perform CPR.
Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah. "Down Under" just got a whole lot sexier. Mammalogists working in Australia's Springbrook National Park recently caught a heretofore undiscovered marsupial in one of their traps. Dubbed the black-tailed antechinus, this little creature exhibits one particularly notable behavior: NONSTOP MARSUPIAL…
Some animals, like certain insects, spiders, and plants, die immediately after mating. But what about mammals? A new paper shows that the males of certain mouse-like marsupials face imminent death after having sex — an evolved trait that arose on account of extreme promiscuity.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled news programming to bring you this wonderful piece of trivia about kangaroo genitals.
Every evening, your average wombat deposits 80 to 100 dry, cube-like droppings around its territory. This nocturnal marsupial unloads four to eight of these 2-centimeter wide feces every time it pauses to excrete.