Platypus

Platypus
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  Platypus

 
Status
  Least Concern
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  SkyeNicole - falcon
Date Updated
  Mon Jan 6 17:51:52 2014
Image Credit
  Platypus.jpg
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Platypus Facts & Trivia for kids

  • The duck-billed platypus is a mammal that lays eggs.
  • Platypus live in eastern Australia and Tasmania.
  • Male Platypus are larger than females and can get to a little over 5 pounds in weight.
  • The Platypus has legs on the side of the body instead of underneath, which makes it walk more like a reptile than a mammal.
  • Male Platypus have ankle spurs which produce venom which is strong enough to kill small animals.
  • Platypus are considered nocturnal animals but are sometimes active during the day, especially if it is a cloudy day.
  • The Platypus is an excellent swimmer.
  • Platypus are carnivores.
  • Platypus are considered living fossils.
  • Platypus have webbed feet like many water dwelling birds do.
  • Platypus have claws like many other mammals similar in size.
  • The Platypus growls like a dog when disturbed.

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