Wednesday, June 26, 2013

One Kangaroo Baby After Another

Female kangaroos can get pregnant immediately after giving birth.

Picture from Live Science

The female kangaroo will give birth to a new offspring right about the time she ejects the older joey from her pouch. During this time of transition, she will simultaneously produce two different types of milk for the different needs of her young. Each joey knows which teat is theirs and will only nurse from the appropriate one.

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