Hi. My name is Puddles and I'm a Puffkin Platypus. I'm the little purple guy in the middle of this group of fine platypuses. I come from Australia and Tasmania. Sometimes I'm called a duck-billed platypus because of my muzzle that looks alot like a duck's bill. But I'm not a bird at all. I'm a mammal. However, like a bird I do lay eggs. Pretty cool, huh! I like to eat bugs, worms, small crustaceans and mollusks. On the right and left are Patti the Platypus Beanie Babies made by Ty Inc.
The platypus, (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), with its duck bill and webbed feet, is from Australia. It and the echidna are monotremes (egg-laying mammals) These are the only monotremes on earth. Their body temperatures are lower than other mammals. They seem more like lizards than mammals.
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