Marsupials

Nature

Level: 2

Requirements

  • Distinguish:
    • Mammal from other animals.
    • Placentals, marsupials and monotremes from one another.
  • Understand how marsupials are classified into families and describe, in a general way, the habits of these families.
  • Describe the distribution, habitat (ie. type of country they live in), diet breeding behavior, as well as any other interesting information of twelve different groups of marsupials and monotremes.
  • Be able to explain the difference between marsupial reproduction and that in true mammals (ie. placentals).
  • Explain the significance of the direction of opening of the pouch and the number of young per litter in marsupials.
  • Give an explanation of the unique occurrence of marsupials in Australia.
  • Be able to explain the need for conservation of our marsupials.
  • Write a report of your visit to a natural history museum, wild-life sanctuary, zoo, etc. indicating in about 10-15 lines, the extent of your observations.


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