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A wombat has a backward facing pouch how is this helpful to a burrowing animal?

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06/27/2014

Having a backwards facing pouch is a real asset to a burrowing animal. The reason for this is that, as they dig, their pouch is facing upward. This means that the pouch will not fill with dirt and debris. Thus, the babies inside the pouch will stay safe and clean.