The nature has decorated this land with beautiful and attractive species. Beside these, there are also some strange species on this planet. One of them is Duckbill Platypus. Duckbill Platypus is not only strange but also has an attractive look. Duckbill Platypus is one of those two animals which are mammals but they lay eggs. Duckbill Platypus has many interesting facts.
Duckbill Platypus Interesting Facts
One of the interesting facts is that it has beak like duck. Another interesting fact is that female has two pair of ovaries but one is only functional i.e left one. It is only the mammal that has extra bones in the shoulder girdle, including interclavicles.
Another interesting fact is that it has webbed feet like duck, that’s why its name is duckbill platypus. Its body is covered with fur but interesting feature about fur is that t is water proof. It has a tail like beaver. Duckbill platypus is warm blooded animal.
Duckbill Platypus eats late night and in early morning. It has weight about 700grams. Male has more weight than female i.e 2kilograms.
Duckbill Platypus Features
Duckbill Platypus has brown color and folding of skins near eyes and ear which prevents the water to enter in ear and eyes.The male platypus has sharp poison spurs on its ankles and uses them to kill prey. The spur has ability to cause severe pain in the prey. Also it has long blunt claws to catch their food.
As, duckbill Platypus has different features like duck and beaver. What do you think which type of food it eat? It eats a lot of things like meat, fish, eggs, and insects. Its interesting food is fly larvae. Platypus likes to swim in water. Platypus is found all over the eastern part of the Australia.
From many years, hunters hunted duckbill platypus to get its fur. Yet, it is not endangered but if it will hunted more and more then it will be extinct and again we will lose one more unique specie,at the end, I just like to say that conserve unique species and make environment more attractive.