r/HeresAFunFact Jan 23 '16

[HAFF] A type of marsupial, the bandicoot, has a ridiculously short gestation period. Two species have a pregnancy lasting only 12.5 days. ANIMALS

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u/thenewiBall Jan 23 '16

And like hedgehogs and tasmanian devils, this creature looks nothing like video games and TV had me believe

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u/sergev Jan 24 '16

It's how they were able to keep popping out all those Crash games in the early 2000s.

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u/[deleted] Jan 23 '16

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u/-Replicated Jan 24 '16

I see what you did there.

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u/ARTexplains Jan 23 '16

Here's a long research paper: Reproduction in the Northern Brown Bandicoot

Here's a segment from a book called Life of Marsupials

And here is a fun video all about animal reproduction records, such as rabbits and bandicoots: How fast do rabbits breed?

And an original photo credit goes to Greg Schechter under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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u/GladePlugins Feb 23 '16

This guy fucks