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Tiny Marsupials That Mate Themselves to Death

Tony Phillips | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Males of the genus Antechinus, once called marsupial mice, mature quickly and mate repeatedly during a short breeding season, humping away until they're totally played out.

Meet The Marsupials That 'Mate Themselves To Death'

Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

By Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer: The males of several species of insect-eating marsupials have a very unusual life history. They mature q...