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Why do wild animals not eat in captivity?

I have rescued possums before but this is the first full grown opossum I took in. She was skinny unlike the one I have now for 3 years and healthy. I would not normally take in a grown animal like ...
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When did placental mammals arrive in North America?

I saw a documentary with a lot of details about the replacement of marsupial bears and wolves of the Americas with placental ones. I can't find information about them, does someone have some ...
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Do marsupials ever die in childbirth?

Question: Do marsupials ever die in childbirth? Obviously the notion of there being a linear ordering of "least advanced" to "most advanced" life forms isn't correct. Still, often marsupials are ...
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Do Marsupials have a standard classification system for their blood groups?

I've seen a limited amount of animal blood groups listed...like dogs, cats, horses, etc. But what blood types do marsupials have? To clarify, what I want to know is if the species has a ...
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How potent is the venom from the Australian platypus?

The Australian platypus, is a marsupial with a unique feature - in that the males of the species have venom sacs around their hind-claws. My understanding is that this venom is not lethal to humans, ...
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Do male marsupials have a pouch?

Do male marsupials have a pouch, or is it a female organ only (like the womb)?