Why long-nosed bandicoot have pouch?

The long-nosed bandicoot has a pouch that faces the rear. The direction of the pouch, however, protects the bandicoot babies from dirt and other rubbish that may enter the pouch while the mother digs for food.

Long Nosed Bandicoots have harsh, almost spiny fur. They come with built-in waterproofing fur that is flat, rather than rounded, to deflect moisture. Their fur comes out easily in an attackers mouth.

They have a reverse pouch for the protection of their young whilst digging.


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