Heroic Firefighters Save An Injured Koala By Using Mouth-to-Mouth

Late last week, wildlife rescue workers responded to a call about an injured koala in Melbourne. After rescuers retrieved the marsupial, who they nicknamed Sir Chompsalot, they realized they would have to perform CPR. » 8/25/14 3:50pm 8/25/14 3:50pm

True Facts About Marsupials, Nature's Cutest Animals With Three Vaginas

The latest installment in Ze Frank's always-excellent "True Facts About ________" nature series (previously here and here) is all about three of everyone's favorite marsupials: kangaroos, wombats, and koalas. » 8/22/14 4:00pm 8/22/14 4:00pm

Biologists Discover New Species of Hornay Sexaholic Marsupial

Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah. "Down Under" just got a whole lot sexier. Mammalogists working in Australia's Springbrook National Park recently caught a heretofore undiscovered marsupial in one of their traps. Dubbed the black-tailed antechinus, this little creature exhibits one particularly notable behavior: NONSTOP MARSUPIAL… » 2/25/14 10:30pm 2/25/14 10:30pm

This mammal is dying to have sex. Literally.

Some animals, like certain insects, spiders, and plants, die immediately after mating. But what about mammals? A new paper shows that the males of certain mouse-like marsupials face imminent death after having sex — an evolved trait that arose on account of extreme promiscuity. » 10/08/13 8:00am 10/08/13 8:00am

The wombat's cubic poop is one of nature's weirdest superpowers

Every evening, your average wombat deposits 80 to 100 dry, cube-like droppings around its territory. This nocturnal marsupial unloads four to eight of these 2-centimeter wide feces every time it pauses to excrete. » 1/02/12 11:30am 1/02/12 11:30am