Platypus – The World’s Strangest Animal

The platypus has both baffled and inspired the scientific community since its discovery by Europeans over 200 years ago. Award winning wildlife film maker David Parer takes us down the east coast of Australia to the many serenely beautiful habitats of the platypus.

A DNA study found the creatures to be a mix of mammal, bird and reptile with, even more strangely, 10 sex chromosomes.

As one of the few venomous mammals on Earth, a platypus uses venom in the spur of its hind foot to fight and kill their prey. Source: Sharenator

Posted on: October 7, 2015 9:42 am