Marsupial young are born very undeveloped. After birth, they make their way to the pouch by instinct, then latch onto a teat which swells in their mouth. There the young stay in the mother's pouch, nurtured by mothers' milk, for several months.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Marsupials
Are cats marsupials?
No: cats are placental mammals. Marsupials are those mammals that rear their young in pouches, for example a kangaroo. Specifically, marsupials are characterised by bearing very undeveloped young. Not all marsupials raise their young in a pouch. the numbat of Western Australia, for example, does not have a pouch, but the undeveloped young latch onto a teat on the mother's underside, and cling to her belly with sharp claws for several months. ...
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Marsupials
Are cows marsupials?
NO. A Kangaroo is a marsupial, a wallaby is a marsupial, a koala is a marsupial, but a cow is NOT a marsupial. She does not have a pouch to raise her young in, and her mammary glands are out in the open, not in a pouch like with a marsupial. ...
Asked in Alligators and Crocodiles
Are crocodiles marsupials?
No. Marsupials are mammals which give birth to live young which are undeveloped. Most species of marsupials carry their young in an abdominal pouch, in which the young are attached to a teat to get continuous nutrition from the mother. Even marsupials which do not have a pouch have the young attached to a teat on their belly, clinging to the mother's fur with their tiny claws. A crocodile is a reptile which lays eggs. When the young hatch, they are fully developed...
Asked in Marsupials
How do young marsupials complete their development?
Young marsupials, known as joeys, complete their development in the mother's pouch. This is not the case with the numbat, however, which is a marsupial without a pouch. ...