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Duck Billed Platypus

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Ethan Scrimgeour

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Duck Billed Platypus

Duck Billed
Platypus Here is a picture of a platypus Platypus Facts Did you know that the Duck Billed
Platypus is the only living mammal
alive to give egg birth? Another interesting fact is
is it only weighs 3 pounds! The Platypus is also a Carnivore. Here is a picture of what the Platypus's scalp looks like. Platypus Platypus skull And here is a picture of the
Platypuses whole skeleton. Platypuses skeleton Habitat The Platypus is mostly located at the
mainlands of Australia and Tasmania. They build their burrows in river and lake banks. Here is a picture for the Platypuses habitat range. Did you know that the Duck Billed Platypuses
latin name is Ornithorynchus Anatinus. Diet One of the things that the Platypus
eats is small fresh-water animals. The Platypus hunts at night, underwater
with it's eyes and ears closed. It catches its prey by detecting it with its bill
that allows it to detect electricity and motion. Some other things that it eats are fish, frogs, tadpoles, snails, spiders, freshwater mussels, and many more underwater animals and/or living things. I hoped you enjoyed my prezi and learned
a lot about the duck billed platypus. References:
http://animals.jrank.org/pages/2580/Duck-Billed-Platypus-Ornithorhynchidae-DIET.html
http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/egg_laying_mammals/duck_billed_platypus.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/platypus/
https://sites.google.com/site/duckbilledplatypusmd2012/life-cycle But wait, Here is one last video about the
duck billed platypus before you go. Life cycle By: Ethan Scrimgeour Life Cycle / Reproduction The platypus attracts a mate by producing a musky odor during the breeding season. Then it reproduces eggs, which hatch into young baby platypuses. After that the platypus is in it's gestation period for 2-3 weeks. Next 2 or 3 soft shelled eggs are laid. Then the female platypus takes care of the young by feeding them with milk. Finally the young leave their parents after 4 months and will live from 11-17 years of age. Reproduction
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