Platypus

The symbol of Australia

Ornithorhinchus Anatinus

  • Native to Australia and found only in Australia
  • Monotremata
  • Carnivore
  • Venomous spurs on his heels
  • Lays eggs but is still a mammal
  • Food: worms, larvea, shrimps, yabby
  • Lives in a burrow
  • Breeding between June and October

Housing

They spend 50 % of their time in the water. Platypuses live in a burrow whenever they're not in the water. The burrow is 5 to 10 metres long and the entrance is just a few centimetres above the edge of the water. They are solitairy animals.
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