5 Interesting Facts About Yellow-Footed Antechinus

Yellow-Footed Antechinus

Here is a yellow-footed antechinus looking for some food to eat

Today I want to write about an amazing Australian marsupial, the yellow-footed antechinus

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These cute little marsupials look a lot like rats.  They grow up to 11 cm long and have a long tail as well.
  2. Despite their cute looks, they are predators who hunt during the day.  They eat invertebrates, eggs, nectar and small lizards.
  3. Like other members of their family, yellow-footed antechinus have very strange breeding habits.  The males don’t eat during the breeding season and use up so much energy finding a mate that they die within two weeks of mating, which means that males live for less than a year.
  4. The females give birth to up to 12 babies and they are raised in a pouch.
  5. Yellow-footed antechinus are the most widespread member of their family and can be found in a range of habitats from Queensland to South Australia and in an isolated population in Western Australia.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about yellow-footed antechinus?

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