"With its complicated reproductive set-up, a female kangaroo can be perpetually pregnant. While one joey is developing inside the pouch, another embryo is held in reserve in a uterus, waiting for its sibling to grow up and leave."—This blog post with annotated image on the inner workings of kangaroo ladyparts is one of many reasons we love science blogger Ed Yong.

9 Responses to “Everything you always wanted to know about kangaroo vaginas”

  1. John Lukondi says:

    MARSUPIAL VAGINAS. HOW DO THEY WORK?

    Someone had to say it.

  2. mat catastrophe says:

    Headline assumes I ever wanted to know *anything* about kangaroo vaginas.

    Vagina.

  3. Michael Maki says:

    This entry tells me more about kangaroo vaginas than I really wanted to know.

  4. Guest says:

    It’s a (re)production line.

  5. Stefan Jones says:

    Kangaroo feminine hygiene products come with a 50 page user’s manual with a EULA.

  6. robotnik says:

    I live in San Diego, so naturally I’m more curious about a whale’s vagina.

  7. RJ says:

    With its complicated reproductive set-up, a female kangaroo can be perpetually pregnant.

    They’re all on welfare, too.

  8. Many Australian organisms are opportunistic in ways similar to this. For example some plants only bloom during rare floods. Some trees react to occasional bush fires. Its because our climate is so variable on long time scales.

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