3.26.2010

Factual Friday, Ya'll!

Factual Friday: random facts, brought to you each and every Friday... starting NOW!

Tasmanian devils give birth to 20-30 young, each weighing approximately 0.18-0.24 grams. When the young are born, they move from the vagina to the pouch. Once inside the pouch, they each remain attached to a nipple for the next 100 days. Despite the large litter at birth, the female has only four nipples, so that no more than four young can survive birth. Those who do not procure a nipple are typically eaten by the mother.

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5 comments:

sassypackrat said...

Ummm, yuck! But also strangely fascinating!

Kearsie said...

Are you sure that's not a desciption of a day in hell?

Much More Than Mommy said...

I'm so with Kearsie on this! Can't wait for more facts! :-D

Amber said...

um.......... wow. thanks for that. happy friday to you too. dude.

J/D Flood said...

not so much a 'blessing' of tasmanian devils... how 'bout that Andre Miller??!