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Marsupials Starve

A Tree Kangaroo

Most [marsupials] have four molars… The molars are large and, unusually, do not appear all at once but a pair at a time at the back of the mouth as the animal ages, eventually becoming worn down by the tough, abrasive grasses and falling out… when the last pair is too worn to be of use, they starve to death.

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