Essays Tagged: "Marsupial"

The Cooking Methods of the Australian Aborigines including Examples

change flavours or heat. The aborigines used hot stones to fry Bogong moths, banks of coals to cook marsupial rodents, larger shaped hearths for baking cakes, cooked tubers and leached toxins from var ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Information on the best known marsupials - the koala and the kangaroo

The Koala and the Kangaroo are the best know marsupials, meaning they have a pouch in which they carry their young.Koalas' have thick wooly fur t ... et Chlamydia, as they become stressed by the loss of their homes.The Kangaroo is the biggest of the marsupials. They can be found in Australia, New Guineau and some nearby islands. They live mainly in ...

(1 pages) 32 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The Koala site:

The KoalaWhat is a koala?The koala is a small bear-like, tree-dwelling, herbivorous marsupial which averages about 9kg (20lb) in weight. It's fur is thick and usually ash grey with a t ... Koalas also communicate by marking their trees with their scent.BreedingThe main characteristics of marsupials which differentiate them from other mammals is that they give birth to immature young whi ... mammals is that they give birth to immature young which then develop further in a pouch. The word 'marsupial' comes from the Latin word marsupium, meaning 'pouch.' Most, but not all marsupials have a ...

(12 pages) 77 1 3.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Humans And Fauna In Australia

lf into Wellington Cave (Horton, 1980). The projection turned out to be the bone of a giant extinct marsupial. It was to be the first discovery of a great range of giant marsupials. Were these animals ... 990). A typical mammalian megafaunal community consisted of a variety of forms, such as: Zaglossus; Marsupial Lion Thylacoleo; giant wombats Phascolonus; long-beaked echidnas; the Marsupial Tapir (Pal ...

(12 pages) 32 0 4.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Tasmanian Tiger Report

iger" or the "Tasmanian Wolf" bares no genetic resemblance to the wolf or tiger species. This famed marsupial was mostly named the "Tasmanian Tiger" as its stripes bore the same resemblance to a tiger ... m from the tip of the shoulder, and it weighed approximately 30kg. This animal was also the largest marsupial in Australia.The Thylacine had a large heavy tail (up to 120cm), which was used as a balan ...

(7 pages) 16 0 4.8 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

An essay on Australia's unique flora and fauna

as the climate becomes increasingly dry,grasslands and shrubs begin to dominate.Most of the world's marsupials are found inAustralia. They include the bandicoot, koala,kangaroo, wallaby, wombat and th ... nd inAustralia. They include the bandicoot, koala,kangaroo, wallaby, wombat and the Tasmaniandevil. Marsupials have pouches in which theysuckle and carry their young. Marsupial babiesare born in a tin ...

(2 pages) 2836 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Organism Physiology of the Sugar Glider

enced by these changes and has evolved accordingly.According to Booth (2003) "sugar gliders (Order: Marsupialia; family: Phalangeridae; species: Petaurus breviceps) are small arboreal marsupials that ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology