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  • 1. A Platypuses Life Allison
  • 2. About the author My name is Allison. I like to play with my friends, outside,and pets. I love school.I am writing about this animal because I think they are interesting to learn about and people learn about this animal because they are not as popular as other animals.
  • 3. Who am I? Platypuses are 20 inches long including the tail. Their weight is about 3 pounds when they are adults. They are mammals that lay eggs. When on land they move awkward, but the webbing on their feet retracts , to expose individual nails and allows the creatures to run. It takes ten days to hatch in a burrow.
  • 4. The Early Years Females nurse their young for three up four months until they can swim on their own. The young lick the fur around any aboriginals openings of the glands because the female lacks. When born born they are the size of a lima bean and they are very helpless.
  • 5. Habitat Sweet Habitat The platypuses habitat is near a river or stream to make a burrow to lay eggs of their young. They live in a small burrow when it is not breeding season. In breeding season they build a larger burrow so they have room for their young.
  • 6. What’s on the Menu? The platypus eats invertebrates as caddis, mayfly, and dragonfly larvae, freshwater shrimp, crayfish and earthworms.
  • 7. Making Tracks Platypus tracks look like webbed feet with five toes and small sharp claws. You will find these near streams or rivers, and by their burrows.
  • 8. Simply Irresistible ! The male platypus has poison on their back feet stingers . Platypuses swim by using alternate strokes of their webbed feet. When swimming they create bow waves.
  • 9. Where in the World? Platypuses are found Australia and in a certain range. They are not found any other parts of the but Australia.
  • 10. 1. They are also Platypuses are only called duckbill. 2. as tall as less than a They have wool 6 foot’s ankles under their fur. 3. standing up on 2 They have no feet! external ears. 4. Only one,two, or three eggs are laid at one time.
  • 11. Resource List http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/genom picture slide 1 http://www.41south-aquaculture.com/images/platypus.jpg picture slide 3 www.answersingenesis.org picture slide 5 www.spectacular-planet.com picture slide 4 evolution diary.com picture slide7 skola.amoskadan.cz picture slide 9 www.fish4flies.com picture slide 6 www.wonders-of-tasmania.com picture slide 8