What makes the platypus special?

Facts about the platypus

Hey there, join us as we dive deep into the world of the platypus—the strange but oh so cute Australian animal. Enjoy!

Why is the platypus such a weird animal?

The platypus is a mixture of many different animals, and this is what makes it so unique. It's poisonous like a snake, it swims and has webbed feet like a duck, it has fur and a tail like a beaver, it walks close to the ground like a lizard. It is a marsupial that lays eggs, and the only other animal in the world that does this is the echidna.

Does the platypus have teeth?

No, the platypus doesn't have teeth. It moves its bill in a way that allows it to grind its food. It also scoops up rocks and dirt to help it grind down its food as it eats. How clever!

Does the platypus lay eggs?

Yes, the platypus and the echidna are the only two marsupials in the world that lay eggs.

What do you call a group of platypus?

A group of platypus is called a paddle. What do you call a baby platypus? A baby platypus is called a puggle. Such a cute name! Stickers:

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Collective noun for platpuses

What is a group of platypuses called?

Did you know that a group of platypuses is called a paddle? Also, just learnt that the correct plural of platypus is platypuses, although people still like to say platypi. 
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The Platypus is no joke!

The platypus is no joke!

When the platypus was first sent to England, it was believed the Australians had played a joke by sewing the bill of a duck onto a rat.

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