Marsupials are mammals that commonly bear a pouch such as Kangaroos and Koala Bears. Two thirds of marsupial species are found in Australia.


The Ultimate Tasmanian Devil Quiz

The Tasmanian devil looks and sounds terrifying is and its bite is even worse. However, the Tasmanian devil population is being devastated by a contagious cancer. Take this quiz to learn more about the Tasmanian devil's problem with possible extinction.

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  • Are Tasmanian devils fighting their way to extinction?
    Are Tasmanian devils fighting their way to extinction?

    Tasmanian devils are scrappy little marsupials with jaws as strong as tigers'. But a deadly form of cancer is threatening to annihilate the species. Can scientists save the devils before it's too late? See more »

  • Do koalas smell like cough drops?
    Do koalas smell like cough drops?

    If you can get past a koala's pungent scent of urine and mating-musk, you might detect a faint hint of cough drops. Why do koalas smell like they'd clear out your sinuses? See more »

  • What's the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo?
    What's the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo?

    If you want to determine whether you've got your hands on a wallaby or a kangaroo, you're going to have to pry open the animal's mouth and examine its molars. See more »

  • Why do kangaroos hop?
    Why do kangaroos hop?

    Million-dollar endorsement deals or a sneaker named the Air Roo aren't in the cards for kangaroos. Since these animals can't play in any Final Four championships, why do they hop? See more »

  • Why is wombat scat shaped like a cube?
    Why is wombat scat shaped like a cube?

    Perhaps just as puzzling as the Rubik's Cube (though not as colorful), the purpose of wombat scat's geometrical shape seems mysterious. So what's the scoop on wombat poop? See more »

  • Dasyure

    Dasyure, or Native Cat is a small mammal of Australia and New Guinea. It is a marsupial is an animal whose young are carried in a pouch on the mother's abdomen. See more »

  • Kangaroo

    Kangaroo is a mammal native to Australia and nearby islands and introduced into New Zealand. See more »

  • Koala

    Koala is an Australian marsupial (animal that suckles its young in a pouch). The koala lives in trees and feeds almost entirely on eucalyptus leaves. See more »

  • Marsupials

    Marsupial is a type of mammal that is distinguished from other mammals by certain anatomical and reproductive features. See more »

  • Opossum

    Opossum, or Possum, the common name for a family of American marsupials. (A marsupial is a mammal whose young are born so soon after breeding that they need to be protected from the outside world. See more »

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