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Platypus Fact file

Name: Platypus
Group: Mammal
Country of origin: Australia

Strange senses: The platypus has a very sensitive bill. It can pick up the electrical impulses given off by the small animals that it feeds on.

Did you know? When the platypus was first seen by European scientists they thought it was such a weird looking animal they thought it was a fake!

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