- 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.