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  • use their bills to detect small electric currents emitted by their prey;
  • close their eyes, nostrils and ears when under water;
  • are about 50cms long and weigh 1700gms but females are a little smaller; and
  • hold their eggs against their belly to incubate them.

Further information about the platypus can be found at these sites:

Threats which affect this animal in this Menagerie™ Habitat are:

Pollution - including oil spills, chemicals, sewage, soil washing into water, rubbish (eg.plastic bags, fishing lines and nets), may kill animals or their food supply


This animal lives in these habitats:

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