I’m Sarah. You can find me here, here or here. But since you are here, please enjoy some platypus facts.

  • When first discovered, people thought the platypus was fake.
  • The male platypus has poisonous horny leg spurs.
  • They store fat in their tails.
  • They can swim at up to 1m/s, but are 30% slower on land due to having short fat limbs.
  • They are largely solitary animals.
  • They have their own tick species (Ixodes ornithothynchi).


Painting of a platypus
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