Pouched animals like kangaroos are well-known. These marsupials protect their young in pouches for months. Kangaroos can't backtrack. Tails and feet make this.


North America's only marsupial is the Virginia opossum. Babies develop and breastfeed in the pouch. The Virginia opossum may look terrifying, yet it controls ticks and eats them.


The Tasmanian devil's pouch protects and feeds its newborns for 100 days. Once weaned, at roughly 6 months, they leave the pouch for good.

Tasmanian Devil

The baby koala resides in its mother's pouch for 6 months. They sleep and eat in the pouch afterward. This pouch opens backward toward the koala's hind legs.


The little wombat makes its way up into the pouch of its mother. They won't be ready to move on until they've finished developing fully.


Wallabies don't immediately abandon their young. One newborn and one fully-grown joey in a wallaby's pouch is rare. All day, wallabies slumber.


This possum can skate 150 feet. Sugar gliders carry young for 10 weeks. Sugar glider colonies can number 40. 2 alpha males bear most of this colony's young.

 Sugar Gliders

Sea otters are mislabeled as marsupials. Sea otter arm skin makes pouches. They don't utilise the pouches for young, just food and rocks.

Sea otters

Male seahorses have pouches but aren't marsupials. In a brood pouch, male seahorses incubate embryos. When ready, the brood pouch ejects newborn seahorses.

Male Seahorse

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