The platypus is a solitary animal and mainly hunts at night.
It has small eyes but acute sight. It also posseses acute hearing.
The platypus lives in burrows near freshwater streams and lakes.
These burrows usually have two openings; one above the water and the other under the water.
The platypus is a great swimmer and spends a lot of time in the water foraging for food.
This animal closes its eyes and ears underwater.
It can swim underwater for 2 minutes, then it must come to surface for oxygen.
Platypuses are bottom feeders; they eat insects, larvae, shellfish, and worms.