Baby platypus

by Rebecca on April 8, 2013

in Animal Pictures,Cute Animal Pictures

Here’s your daily dose of adorable – baby platypuses! There’s no official name for baby platypuses, but they’re often referred to as puggles or platypups.
Platypuses are one of the five extant species of monotreme, meaning that they are mammals that lay eggs. It’s also one of the very few venomous mammals – the male has a “spur” that’s capable of delivering enough venom to kill a small dog.

Image via Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist

From Science is Awesome


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