where does the platypus originate?

the platypus originates from eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

what is a platypus diet (what do they eat)?

the platypus comes from a carnivorous group so it mainly eats meat to be specific Its diet consists mainly of shrimp, crayfish, insect larvae and worms.

how much do they weigh and how long can grow up to be?

Size: Head and body, 15 in (38 cm); Tail, 5 in (13 cm)

Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg)

what characteristics does a platypus have?

The platypus' flat tail, duck-bill, short legs, and webbed feet are all characteristics enabling it to hunt in aquatic environments. However, since it spends most of its time on land, it has a few physical traits that can be modified depending on its particular location. For instance, on its webbed feet, the five individual digits end in claws.

where do they build or find their home?

Platypuses construct two kinds of burrows in the banks of rivers and streams.