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  • 1. The Platypus By Bart Jorgensen
  • 2. Physical Features The platypus is a small mammal. It is furry and brown They have spores on their ankles that look like claws the platypus also has a duck like bill and a beaver like tail the platypus has webbed feet for swimming in the water
  • 3. Physical features Diagram Beaver like Tail Duck like bill Ankle spurs Webbed feet furry body- that is a dark brown colour similar to its environment , like the dark logs/driftwood and the browny mud on the river bank
  • 4. How do they defend themself ? The males have ankle spurs that produce poison powerful enough to kill small animals like dogs and cause extreme pain to humans all platypuses are born with this spur but females ankle spurs fall off at a young age
  • 5. What does a platypus sound like They have a variety of sounds A platypus -when disturbed, makes a growling sound like the one you can hear
  • 6. Where can you find a platypus The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal living in Eastern Australia and Tasmania. It can be found in and near freshwater streams and lakes. the platypus lives in a simple ground burrow untill the female has babies then the female constructs a deeper more complex burrow with blocked off parts- this is thought to be a defense from predators
  • 7. How platypuses get food Platypuses are the only known mammal to use electrolocation to find prey- they locate prey by detected electric fields made by muscles movement The platypus is a carnivore and eats insect larvae, worms freshwater shrimps and yabbies (freshwater crayfish)
  • 8. Breeding habits Platypus are one of the only mammals that lay eggs. When platypus are born the mother platypus produces milk through pores in there skin - the female platypuses body has grooves in its skin to group milk into puddles The platypus lives in a simple ground burrow until the female has babies then the mother will con constructs a deeper more complex burrow with blocked off parts- this is thought to be a defense from predators
  • 9. Thank you for watching my Thank you for watching my presentation Hopefully you know something new about platypus now