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Platypus Facts


- The platypus can consume 25% of its own body weight in food a day.

- In the early 1900s platypuses were hunted for their fur.

- The platypus has 800 hairs per square millimeter.

- The bill of the platypus is rubbery and flexible.

- The platypus has an average lifespan of 12 years.

- Platypus means flat-footed.

- Baby platypus are mistakingly called puggles.