P Is For Platypus
The platypus is a duck-billed mammal which lays eggs and is native to Australia. They are one of many strange and unusual animals to evolve on that continent. These semi-aquatic animals are actually venomous to humans, having a spur which can sting.
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The platypus is one of a small and special family of creatures known as monotreme, which means it is a rare mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth to live young. Another monotreme is the echidna.
It also has a spur capable of delivering a poisonous sting to humans! With it's duckbill head, webbed feet and furred body, this is one of the most unique animals found on the planet. The platypus is found in remote areas of eastern Australia and Tasmania.
What do Platypuses eat?
Platypuses eat insects, small worms and tiny shrimp that they dig up with their bills from the mud.
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All About The Platypus
The platypus seems weird to people because it lays eggs and is a mammal, but really it's just a creature that's just very specialized to do what platys do best -- swim, eat, and burrow!
- Platypus Care - A Program of the Australian Platypus Conservancy
According to Aboriginal legend, the first platypus were born after a young female duck mated with a lonely and persuasive water-rat. The duck's offspring had their mother's bill and webbed feet and their father's four legs and handsome brown fur.
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The Duck-billed Platypus is a primitive mammal that lives in Australia.
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Rainforest Platypus, photos and text. Courtesy of Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge, Atherton Tableland, Far North Queensland, Australia
- Platypus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a 39–60 cm long, semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania, and one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young (the oth