These Marsupials Mate Frantically Until They Die
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Before mating, antechinus males store sperm and build energy by suppressing their immune systems. 01:05
An antechinus male will mate for up to 14 hours at a time, ultimately dying of hemorrhage or infection. 01:24
Habitat loss and the inefficient mating habits of the antechinus are greatly reducing the marsupial's numbers. 02:44