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Old 02-27-2018, 07:47 PM   #22
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Default Re: Animal Genetic Traits Useful for Parahumans.

Originally Posted by (E) View Post
Kangaroos have a couple of useful reproductive adaptations. They can delay the onset of pregnancy after conception as well as selecting the gender of their offspring.
They can also abort, like rabbits. More radically, a Kangaroo can effectively be pregnant with two joeys at different developmental stages plus be nursing a third - one joey is a fetus or earlier, one is a "jellybean" stage half-fetus attached to a nipple like a placental mamal and an umbilical cord, and one is a normal "joey", who uses a separate nipple to nurse.

Jellybean is the technical term, I'm not joking. The front end is like a placental infant, the back end is like a fetus. It's wacky.
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