What is a marsupial?

Even if you don’t know what a marsupial is, you’ve probably heard of them. These animals include many well-known species Koalas Kangaroos Opossums Despite their unique traits, marsupials are mammals: Have fur Warm blooded (endothermic) Give birth to their babies alive However, marsupials have many different traits that make them unique from the average mammal…

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Opossum with grapes

Opossums vs. Possums

Even though the names are often used interchangeably, this is incorrect. Despite the names sounding the same, opossums and possums only have one thing in common. They’re both marsupials.   Marsupials Are in the mammal family Warm blooded Feed their babies milk Babies are born very early (the size of a grain of rice) they…

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