• A marsupial is a therian mammal in which the embryo is born at an early, immature stage.
  • The embryo completes its development outside the mother’s body in a pouch on her belly.
  • Marsupials include the kangaroo, koala, and opossum.
  • Only a minority of therian mammals are marsupials.
  • They live mainly in Australia and are very different to any other bear.Marsupials have a different way of reproducing that reduces the mother's risks.
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