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Platypus

by wooow rebekah

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PLATYPUS
Written by
Rebekah
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The first scientist to discover the platypus thought that the mouth was fake。

Has a body like an otter

But with webbed feet and duckbills, weird-looking platypus

But it is one of the most popular animals in Australia.
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oh no!
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whre do they live?
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The platypus live at eastern Australia, including Tasmania.
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2016 the ICUN say that platypus is an endangered animal
what does platypus can do!
Platypus are semi-aquatic animals that mostly lives in the rivers. They are looking for food in the water and digging holes to make nest.

Although the platypus looks like a 100% idiot whe they walking on land,

but in the water, they became a realy good swimmers!
I'm a good swimmer!
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what do they eat?
As what i just say, the platypus stays in the water mainly to find food. So what do they eat? Although it looks stupid, the platypus is a carnivorous animal.

However, the platypus are not small, but they eat some beetles, worms and other small bugs. and also eat freshwater shrimp and crayfish.
I'm a good swimmer!
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A litte bit strang?
But the main reason that they only eat small animals is that they don't have teeth

Platypus only have baby teeth when it was a baby. Therefore, they cannot chew hard food. Funnier thing is that this guy dosen have a stomach, and of course also don't have acid!
toothless,that's me!
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How do they eat?
toothless,that's me!
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So every time they find small bugs, they eat in a very strange way:
First put the bugs in their mouths and store them in the cheek pouches of both cheeks. Then hold a few small stones as a "teeth",then rubbing in the mouth.

In this way, the shells of some worms can be digestion, so that the toothless and stomachless platypus can eat them smoothly way.
How do they grow up?
Platypus has another very strange feature, it is an egg mammal.
That is, they born from eggs, but grow up with drinking milk.
Interestingly, although platypus has mammary glands like most mammals, it does not have nipples.
The platypus breast milk flows out from the pores, and the baby platypus will lick the mother's abdomen to drink.
are you same as me whe you was a baby?
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