Platypuses are one of the weirdest animals of Australia, with the unusual appearance of this egg laying mammal that has waterproof fur, a flat beaver-like tail, webbed feet and a long duck-billed snout. We have a selection of platypus toys that consists of stuffed animals, soft plush toys and puppets in sizes from large to small. These strange, but cute and cuddly platypus plushies consist of realistic stuffed animals of the duck-billed platypus and more.
- The platypus is one of the most unusual animals, being an egg-laying, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal.
- The platypus is a monotreme, one of the few mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
- Platypuses may look cute and cuddly, but are venomous. The male platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom, capable of causing severe pain to humans.
- The Platypus has a sense of electroreception, using electronic impulses to detect underwater prey and locate objects in the darkest depths of the creeks and rivers.
- A baby platypus is called a puggle.
- The platypus is covered with dense, brown, biofluorescent fur that is waterproof and keeps the animal warm.