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Platypus. A semi aquatic egg laying mammal . Questions and answers . We made up some questions and here are the answers. Question 1: how does a platypus avoid predators. the platypus rely on a electro-reception. Question 2: what will happen when a platypus opens their eyes in water.

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platypus

Platypus

A semi aquatic egg laying mammal.

questions and answers

Questions and answers

We made up some questions and here are the answers.

question 1 how does a platypus avoid predators

Question 1: how does a platypus avoid predators

the platypus rely on a electro-reception.

question 2 what will happen when a platypus opens their eyes in water

Question 2: what will happen when a platypus opens their eyes in water

Nothing will happen if a platypus opens its eyes because its eye is protected by a thin, transparent membrane so it can open its eyes without injury.

question 4 what are platypus eyelids made out of

Question 4: what are platypus eyelids made out of?

Platypus don’t actually have eyelids! Their eyes are in a special groove that closes automatically underwater.

question 5 is it an amphibian

Question 5 : is it an amphibian

It’s not an amphibian it’s a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal.

the big question

The big question:

The big question is why do Platypus close their eyes in the water

the answer is

The answer is:

They don’t need to open their eyes in the water they use a electro-reception.

body parts of a platypus

Body parts of a platypus

We researched about its body parts.

the bill

The bill

Helps platypus to find food underwater ,uses grinds plates rather than teeth.

the cheek pouches

The cheek pouches

It uses its cheek pouches for storing its food temporarily ,because it eats on land.

the legs and the feet

The legs and the feet

It uses its feet as paddles to swim better, and when it climbs onto land, the webbed parts of its feet fold back to reveal sharp claws. Also, the males claws are poisonous, while the female claws are not.

the platypuses tail

The platypuses tail

The platypuses tail also helps it swim quickly, it also uses its tail to steer it self as it dives. Oddly, the platypus stores most of its body fat in its tail for winter.

the platypuses habitat

The platypuses habitat

In the coastal parts of Australia.

what it eats

What it eats:

Things like small fish, zoo plankton, shrimp, crust aceans and larvae.

eaten by

Eaten by:

Dingoes, feral cats, spotted tailed quolls,owls, pythons, goannas and water rats.

life span

Life span:

Sadly, only sixteen years.

a platypuses length

A platypuses length:

For a male, fifty to sixty cm, but for a female, she is only forty to fifty cm.

a platypuses life cycle

A platypuses life cycle:

They(baby platypuses) spend 10 days in the egg, then 24 days before it is properly hatched. After that, the baby platypuses spend several more months with the mother before it is ready to leave her. They reach maturity at the age of two.

the end

The end

Thanks for listening to us about the platypus. we used the Internet and books from the library.

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