Platypus  By Nick Davies Grade 6  Fesseden School
Scientific classification Kingdom: animal Phylum:  chordata Class: mammal  Order:  monotremata Family:  ornithorhynchidae
Appearance <ul><li>Brown fur </li></ul><ul><li>Has a beaver tail  </li></ul><ul><li>A bill ( beak )  </li></ul><ul><li>Has...
Habitat  <ul><li>Australia and Tasmania  </li></ul><ul><li>Live in rivers by the land  </li></ul><ul><li>They live in mars...
Life cycle <ul><li>Male and female platypus can breed when they are about two years old </li></ul><ul><li>They mate in the...
Diet  <ul><li>Fresh shrimp </li></ul><ul><li>Worms </li></ul><ul><li>Yabbies and crayfish </li></ul>
Predators  <ul><li>Red foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Feral cats </li></ul><ul><li>Main predators human  </li></ul>
How can this species help the environment  <ul><li>By keeping a balance on the population of crayfish, shrimp, and yabbies...
How do humans impact the environment of the platypus  <ul><li>By polluting  </li></ul><ul><li>Also by hunting them </li></ul>
What can humans do to help the platypus <ul><li>Humans can stop polluting the water and land </li></ul><ul><li>They can st...
Interesting facts  <ul><li>Until the 20 th  century platypus were hunted for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>The platypus was ...
Interesting facts <ul><li>Scientist originally thought it was a fake made up by taxidermists </li></ul><ul><li>It is a com...
References  <ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube.com </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Platypus By Nick Davies Grade 6 Fesseden School
  2. 2. Scientific classification Kingdom: animal Phylum: chordata Class: mammal Order: monotremata Family: ornithorhynchidae
  3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>Brown fur </li></ul><ul><li>Has a beaver tail </li></ul><ul><li>A bill ( beak ) </li></ul><ul><li>Has webbed hands and feet </li></ul><ul><li>The male platypus has a claw of venom behind their hind legs </li></ul><ul><li>They have small eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Their ears with an acute sense of hearing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Australia and Tasmania </li></ul><ul><li>Live in rivers by the land </li></ul><ul><li>They live in marshy areas </li></ul><ul><li>The green shows where they live </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life cycle <ul><li>Male and female platypus can breed when they are about two years old </li></ul><ul><li>They mate in the water </li></ul><ul><li>The female lays one or two white eggs in a nesting burrow which she digs in a riverbank </li></ul><ul><li>The eggs hatch about a week later </li></ul><ul><li>A tooth on the tip of the platypus bill is there to break out of the soft-shelled egg </li></ul><ul><li>When they are about three months old, the young platypus leaves it’s burrow and learn to swim and hunt for food </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet <ul><li>Fresh shrimp </li></ul><ul><li>Worms </li></ul><ul><li>Yabbies and crayfish </li></ul>
  7. 7. Predators <ul><li>Red foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Feral cats </li></ul><ul><li>Main predators human </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can this species help the environment <ul><li>By keeping a balance on the population of crayfish, shrimp, and yabbies </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do humans impact the environment of the platypus <ul><li>By polluting </li></ul><ul><li>Also by hunting them </li></ul>
  10. 10. What can humans do to help the platypus <ul><li>Humans can stop polluting the water and land </li></ul><ul><li>They can stop hunting them </li></ul>
  11. 11. Interesting facts <ul><li>Until the 20 th century platypus were hunted for their fur </li></ul><ul><li>The platypus was discovered between 5,000 years ago to 40,000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>It is on the Australian </li></ul><ul><li>20 cent coin </li></ul><ul><li>Its venom will kill small </li></ul><ul><li>animals but not humans </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interesting facts <ul><li>Scientist originally thought it was a fake made up by taxidermists </li></ul><ul><li>It is a combination of a duck and a beaver </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Wikipedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank You

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