Top 10 Facts About PlatypusesOne of the world's strangest looking animals certainly has a lot of strange facts about it. Here's ten things you probably didn't know about the platypus.
The Top Ten
There's only two known monotremes in existence, which are the platypus and the echidna.
Fish, like sharks and rays, hunt using electroreception too.
When the skin of a young platypus was sent to Britain for examination in 1799, scientists thought it was a fake. Zoologist George Shaw (1751-1813) even checked it for stitches, believing that it had been sewn together from parts of other animals.
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