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  1. Platypus Floppy, Swimming Platypus By: AC

  2. Introduction • The scientific name of a platypus is orrithorhynchus anatinas semiaquohc mammal. • They are endangered • They live 15 years • They are part of the beaver family

  3. Physical Features They have big strong bones to help them move fast. • They also have a big bill for finding food. • And they have poison their body to help them survive • They have big webbed feet for swimming fast • They have a bill to sense and find their prey they have a ducks bill, a body like a otter and a tail like a beaver.

  4. Habitat/Climate • They go on land to lay its eggs then in water • They live in warm areas but sometimes it can get a little Chile. • They live in lakes and ponds were there is dirt at the bottom and food. • Platypuses only live in the eastern of Australia

  5. Food • They are carnivores • And they eat: • Crayfish • Small frogs • Insects • Worms

  6. Prey and Predator Prey to: Predator of: Cray fish • Small frogs • Insects • worms Alligators • Tasmanian devil • Sharks

  7. Behavior • They are aggressive for protecting their babies. • They do not live in groups—they live alone • Platypuses sleep at night. In the day they hunt for food • they lay eggs • They swim on the top of the water • They dive down when they catch food • They sleep on rocks • They breath air through their nose and hold their breath underwater • They close their ears and eyes when they dive into the water

  8. Reproduction • Platypuses lay 1-3 eggs. • They take great care of their babies. • They take care of their babies until they are 4 or 5 years old • They are 1 foot wide when they are pregnant. • They stay with one mate through life

  9. Behavioral Adaptations • They are aggressive and protect their babies so their young can be safe. • They lay eggs in a secret hide out so other animals don’t eat them. • They sleep on rocks to stay warm • They close their eyes and ears so that they can sense their prey and catch it.

  10. Physical Adaptations • It kind of looks like a beaver because they have the same tail. And they use the tail to help swim fast • They have bills to find their food and scoop it up from the bottom of the water. • They have big webbed feet for swimming fast. • They have a chubby bodies so they can survive a while without finding food.

  11. Physiological Adaptations • They have poison in them to help them fight off predators • They have strong muscles which help them propel themselves through the water quickly • Great hearing and smelling so they can find their prey • They have good eyesight out of water to help them spot predators • They have sharp stingers on their claws to help them contain their prey

  12. Fun Facts • Hunters used to kill platypuses for their skin . • They are the only mammal to lay eggs. • They are rare . • They only live in the eastern of Australia . • They close there eyes and ears and use their sense of smell to find their food.