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EdwardBeasley
08-06-2013, 07:16 AM
Hi there,

I'm currently working on a project to try and reduce waste.

I'm trying to think of or find out about any animals that have a form of natural carrying system. The most known example this is the Kangaroo, with its baby pouch. I'm looking for some others, maybe some more obscure ones too (there are some fascinatingly cool things out there in nature!).

Thanks guys

David
08-06-2013, 07:57 PM
Hamsters come to mind, They have cheek large pouches where they can store seeds and food and then carry it back to their burrows.

bhawk
08-08-2013, 06:20 PM
the womb itself is a fascinating carry system... check out gastric brooding frogs, marsupials as already mentioned, also look into the breeding of angler fish, water spiders (i believe water bell spiders if my memory serves me. emperor penguins with their brood pouch for males to hold the eggs on their feet, bumble bees and their pollen carrying is also amazing

HunterWoods
11-08-2013, 05:20 PM
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_all_the_animals_with_pouches?#slide4

"there are over 300 species that have pouches, or belong to the marsupial infraclass"

Guess you got a nice big list to make now :]