This unusual creature comes from south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. Platypus looks like a mixture of different animals, as it has beak of a duck, tail of a beaver and feet of an otter. Platypus is endangered species, as it was hunted for their beautiful fur.
Platypus is venomous!
To be more precise, females aren’t, but males have spurs, that contain poison, which can kill larger dog. Their poison cannot kill humans, but those who were bitten by platypus, say it’s extremely painful.
Rare creatures that have electro-receptors!
This actually means, that while hunting, they don’t use sense of smell or hearing, but can sense electrical field created by their prey’s muscles. These cute animals are crafty hunters, and their favorite meal is shrimp.
They mate from June till October, and afterwards, males leave, while females nest and hatch eggs.
Platypuses, little yet amazing creatures.