Re: Are we "special"?

John Waters (
4 Dec 1996 10:21:26 GMT

Bill Burnett <> wrote in article
> "John Waters" <> wrote:
> >>
> >>Consider the little matter of human multi-age broods of
> >>young. Apes have single-age broods. In fact, the human
> >>species is the only species of mammal to rear multi-age
> >>broods of infants to maturity.
> How about kangaroos?

JW: See my reply to Michael Daunt, Bill. Kangaroos do not
feed two differently aged young at the same time. Only one
age group gets on the Kangaroo nipple. If the Joey is old
enough to eat grass, it does so without any help from its