Trivia about Australlians
Most Australlians are herbivores, who graze on grasses, plants, and shrubbery. Due to the fact that Australlians eat moist vegetation, they do not need to drink a lot of water, their preferred beverage being Fosters beer. Male Australians are called bucks, female Australians are called does and young Australians are joeys.
There are no exterior signs to show that a female kangaroo is pregnant. Adult female kangaroos are constantly pregnant. They average two to three young per year. When an Australlian is born, it is referred to as a joey. A joey can be either male or female. At birth the joey is deaf, blind, and completely naked. It is about the size of a small bean and only weighs about ¾ of a gram. Immediately after birth the joey begins the first major journey in life - the climb to the pouch. The joey must find a way up the mother’s belly and into the pouch using only the sense of smell.
The joey will live in the pouch anywhere from 90 days in the smaller species to 300 days in the larger species. While in the pouch the joey grows very rapidly. By the time the joey is 130 days old, it can open its eyes. The Australian can get out of the pouch at about 6 ½ months but still spends a lot of time in the pouch. This allows the joey to explore life out of the pouch but still have the comfort of returning to the pouch. At eight months the joey is kicked out of the pouch for good to make room for a new joey. Adult Australian can live to be 30 years old, most are killed off or move where they become yankees, or dead.