Platypuses eat :
Other small ﬁsh
Red Foxes (in the north range Dingoes are
Feral Cats another predator.)
the Platypus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting small
streams and rivers over a big range from the
cold highlands of Tasmania and the Australian
Alps to the tropical rainforest of coastal
Queensland and as far north as the bas of the
Cape York Peninsula.
The platypus has a body and a ﬂat tail that are covered
in brown fur that traps in a layer of air to help keep the
Its tail is use for storage of fat.
It has webbed feet and a large, rubber snout. In the
snout there are sensors (electroeception) that it uses to
ﬁnd its food. the webbed feet are for swimming.
more adaptive features
The size of the platypus is the size of a cat or for a
male 50-60 cm or for a female 40-50 cm
the weight of the male is 2kgs and the female
weight is .9kg’s
The platypus has 2 layers of fur, a wooly undercoat
with a longer more dense fur on top to keep them
dry and warm.
They have very alert eye-sight and hearing
There are about 800 hairs per square mm on the platypus
Their fur is more denser than polar bear’s
Males have a venomous spike on their hind legs
They are 1 out of 4 venomous mammals
They have a life span of 10-15 years
the baby platypus sucks milk from the glandular area on the