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This is a slide show made by keynote about the platypus !!

This is a slide show made by keynote about the platypus !!

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  • Platypus Je n n if er H a n
  • Introduction to the platypus The platypus is among natures most unlikely animals. In fact the first scientist to examine a specimen believed they were the victims of a hoax. The animal is best described as a hodgepodge (a weird combination). Males are venomous and have sharp stingers on eh heels of their rear feet, this enables them to deliver a strong blow on any of their enemies
  • Habitat The platypus can be found all fresh water creeks, lakes or rivers in eastern Australia.It can be found in 26 of 31 river systems in victoria.
  • Prey The platypus is a carnivore and has a diet of shrimp crayfish earthworms mealworms mayflies and dragonflies mussels Trout and frog eggs tadpoles and small fish
  • Predator Platypus have few enemies in the wild like Red foxes Human Feral cat Snakes water rats goannas spotted quolls Hawks Eels , owls and eagle
  • Adaptation feature Webbed feet with a retracting webbed membrane which can expose the claws, enabling the platypus to effectively dig burrows A flat, beaver-like tail which acts as a rudder 2 eye lids for protection Its bill is equipped with extremely sensitive electroreceptor to find food such as insect larvae, snail,worms,small fish and crustaceans The platypus can remain underwater for between one and five minutes dense,waterproof fur Males have poisonous spurs on hind legs to harm or kill predators The liver gets rid of water but stores fat
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  • Video of Platypus
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