Swimming Platypus

A Platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal living in eastern Australia. Male Platypuses are typically 50 cm, while females grow to only about 43 cm. Their weights range from .7 to 2.4kg.


Platypus usually eat any small underwater creatures (i.e. shrimp, fish eggs, larvae) and plants.


  • The Platypus is the only mammal that lays eggs.
  • The Platypus is one of a few mammals that can excrete venom (from ankle spurs).
  • The plural form of platypus is disputed. It can be platypus, platypuses, or even platypi. All are considered acceptable.