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Platypus. Description. Webbed feet Streamline body Broad tail Duck like bill Two layers of hair. Eating Habits. Forages on the bottom of river for food. Prey include: works insects crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as tadpoles.

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Platypus


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Description

  • Webbed feet

  • Streamline body

  • Broad tail

  • Duck like bill

  • Two layers of hair


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Eating Habits

  • Forages on the bottom of river for food.

  • Prey include: works insects crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as tadpoles.

  • Food is then carried to surface in cheek pouches and then eaten.


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Breeding

  • Occurs on the spring

  • Mating takes place in the water

  • 1 to 3 eggs are laid in nesting burrow

  • Eggs hatch after 10 to 12 days


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Other interesting facts

  • The male has a spur on the inner side of each hind limb.

  • The platypus is a cousin to the anteater.

  • The platypus can consume up to half of it’s body weight.


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