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examples of marsupialsclick to hear

The 260 or so species live on land or in trees in Oceania and the Americas.
examples of marsupials Tasmanian devil opossum wallaby koala kangaroo

Tasmanian devil click to hear

Carnivorous scavenging nocturnal marsupial with powerful jaws that allow it to devour its prey whole (flesh, bones, fur, feathers).

opossum click to hear

Omnivorous nocturnal marsupial of the Americas and Australia without a pouch; its fur is highly prized.

wallaby click to hear

Marsupial closely related to the kangaroo and living in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea; certain species are prized for their fur.

koala click to hear

Tailless nocturnal marsupial of Australia; this solitary tree-dweller lives in eucalyptus forests and feeds on the tree’s leaves.

kangaroo click to hear

Herbivorous marsupial with a highly developed tail; it lives in groups in Australia and Tasmania and moves rapidly by leaping.