Once You See Inside A Kangaroo's Pouch, There's No Going Back

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Have you ever wondered what's going on in a kangaroo's pouch? We went ahead and took a look inside.

A pouch is mostly hairless. Its warm skin helps keep babies alive, and nipples provide nourishment.

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A joey can be born as small as a grain of rice or as big as a jellybean.

But he has the paw and forearm strength to drag himself to his mother's protective pouch!

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A mama kangaroo is able to nurse joeys of different ages at once.


In fact, a kangaroo can nurse up to three different joeys between 0 and 12 months old at once.

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Since the joey stays in the womb for so long, it's up to the mother to clean her pouch once the baby does his business inside.

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Once the baby is finally ready to venture into the world, he still needs milk.

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Either way, they do it more adorably than anyone else we can think of.