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Twenty way cool things about the Platypus

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Some scientists say this creature was made up of left over spare parts of other animals.

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The platypus can hold its breath for up to 14 minutes. Report Abuse
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The platypus can eat up to half its body weight everyday. Report Abuse
It eats frogs, fish eggs and fresh water shrimp.
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A Platypus digs a burrow that can be 60 feet deep. Report Abuse
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Males are about 2 feet long Report Abuse
Females are just under 20 inches long.
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A platypus can dive 200 feet deep. Report Abuse
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All Platypus live in Australia Report Abuse
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Males weigh 5 pounds Report Abuse
Females weigh around 4.5 pounds.
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This mammal lays eggs Report Abuse
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Platypus are poisonous. Report Abuse
The males have a spur or claw on their back legs that is filled with poison. It uses its poison to fight other males.
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A platypus can live up to 10 years Report Abuse
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Owls and fox are predators of the Platypus. Report Abuse
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Even though they came from eggs they drink their mothers milk. Report Abuse
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A newly hatched Platypus is no bigger than a jellybean. Report Abuse
It has no fur and its eyes are shut.
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The female Platypus digs a nest for her eggs. Report Abuse
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It takes one month for the female Platypus to lay her eggs. Report Abuse
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Once the male Platypus mates with the female his job is done. Report Abuse
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Platypus have thick fur like a beaver. Report Abuse
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Platypus are at home in the water or on land. Report Abuse
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They have tales like a beaver Report Abuse
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Platypus have bills like a duck Report Abuse
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