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.
Usually a joey is born about a month after conception.
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!
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.
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.
Once the baby is finally ready to venture into the world, he still needs milk.
Either way, they do it more adorably than anyone else we can think of.