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10 Fast Facts About Platypuses

Here are 10 interesting facts about the platypus, one of nature’s most unusual animals.

1. A platypus has a body like an otter, a bill and webbed feet like a duck, and a tail like a beaver.

2. They live in Australia.

3. Platypuses are nocturnal. They sleep during the day and are active at night.

4. They spend up to 12 hours each day hunting for food.

5. Platypuses cover their eyes, nose and ears while swimming.

6. When on land, their webbed feet retract to reveal claws that help them walk.

7. Platypuses are 20 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds.

8. Newly hatched platypuses are the size of lima beans.

9. The platypus is one of only two types of egg-laying mammals. The other is a spiny anteater called an echidna.

10. The platypus is one of only three mammals that produces venom. The others are the slow loris and European mole.

24 Comments on 10 Fast Facts About Platypuses

  1. nice

  2. neat

  3. i like them more now

  4. 🙂

  5. wow very good. i love platypuses but didnt know this much.

  6. vary good facts

  7. Good

  8. flower magic // March 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm // Reply


  9. cool

  10. loved it

  11. Wow I am not impressed

  12. I think this is good information for kids

  13. Good for my Platypus project in school thanks

  14. Platypus platypus // January 13, 2021 at 9:48 pm // Reply


  15. Perfect for the fun facts part of my platypus essay!❤️❤️❤️

  16. this was a great article for my essay on platypuses

  17. good

  18. Hehe boi

  19. i learned a lot

  20. Good info.

  21. nice facts

  22. Lovely

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