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Antechinus mate until the point of death

The antechinus is a small, shrewlike marsupial indigenous to Australia and New Guinea. These animals are best known for their odd practice of having sex until it kills them, but what else does their mating behavior entail? 540 more words


The Death and Life of Gilbert's Potoroo

Gilbert’s Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii) was a ratlike marsupial fungivore which lived in great numbers throughout south-west Australia—particularly around King George Sound.  The animals were discovered to science by the great naturalist George Gilbert in 1840.  244 more words


Dingoes at Dinnertime

Hi! S. Thorn here. Bringing you another great review. I just read Dingoes at Dinnertime, by Mary Pope Osborne. This book was full of adventure, excitement, and fun. 167 more words

Parachute & Marsupial

If you told me when I was a 12 year old boy that I would be in the special forces, jumping out of military aircraft with only a parachute to ensure I didn’t turn into a cream pie upon landing, I would’ve thrown a rock at your face. 55 more words

Oh, To Be a Marsupial

I wish I was a marsupial. Preferably one who has the power to shrink loved ones. If I was a marsupial, I’d carry Satch around in my tummy pocket all day. 313 more words


Brushtail Possum

This cute furry creature is a Brushtail Possum. It’s a nocturnal animal native to Australia, is part of the marsupial family, and is the second largest of the possums. 612 more words


This tiny marsupial has orgies so hardcore that it dies

For the extremely cute, mouse-like marsupial known as the antechinus, romance is not a priority.
The animals are known for having intense mating-season sex parties lasting, in some cases, up to 14 hours. 18 more words