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Schleich 14840-platypus

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The Platypus from Schleich® WILD LIFE is one of the few egg-laying mammals. It is native to Australia. It lives in rivers and lakes, feeding on prawns, insects and worms. Its wide bill looks similar to that of a duck. The bill senses the electrical signals of other animals and allows prey to be tracked down. Compared to other mammals, the Platypus has a very low body temperature of only 32 degrees Celsius.

Fun Fact

The only other mammal that also lays eggs is the echidna.

Scientific facts

  • Scientific name : Ornithorhynchus anatinus
  • Global Home : Australia
  • Conservation Status : Near threatened
  • Primary habitat : Wetlands