Did you know that platypuses can only swim underwater for several minutes! They close their eyes and ears when under water, in order to feed on worms, insects, and freshwater shrimp, they use their sense of electroreception and dig up muddy river beds with their bill to detect the electric fields of prey.
Platypuses and echidnas are the only two mammals in the world classed as monotremes which means that they lay eggs instead of giving birth. Females platypus lay 2 - 4 eggs, incubating them for two weeks.
They also don’t have a stomach!
Male Platypus’s have venomous spurs on their hind legs and the main use of a platypus's tail is to store up to nearly half of the animal's body fat in case of a food shortage!! ⠀
They are usually nocturnal, and can live more than 12 years in the wild. ⠀ Incredible little things aren’t they ?!⠀
Hand drawn with just lead pencil, then I added colour towards the end, using watercolours and gouache paints.
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