occurs throughout the year but a more frequent over the summer months. The
destination period is about 30 days. At birth, the young way it over 0.8 gms.
Pouch life last for 320 days. Females begin to reproduce when they about 17
When you consider the gestational period is only 33 days that the baby is blind and its rear limbs carefully crossed over each others with developed forearms starts its task of climbing up to its mothers pouch from the cloaca near its mothers tail. This is really equivalent of the blind man with broken legs crawling through a thick forest to the top of Mount Everest using only his arms as means of propulsion, The baby as soon as it was born, small, pink and hairless leaves near its mother's tail and starts on this mammoth feat of endurance with absolutely no assistance from the mother. The little pink blob struggles through the thick fur, it takes about 10 minutes from the time it was born to climb to the rim of the pouch. That it is only one gram to achieve this climb was a miracle in itself, but the task did not in there.