Book Platypus - World's Strangest Animal (Hardback)
The platypus is a remarkable semi-aquatic mammal found only in Australia. Along with the echidna, it lays eggs like a bird, walks like a reptile and has existed for millions of years.
One of the world's strangest looking animals, it is so unusual that when it was first examined by European naturalists they thought it was made up of various animals sew together - a hoax - with a bill and webbed feet like a duck, a tail like a beaver and venomous spurs. People have always been fascinated by these cute, beguiling little creatures. However, many of their habits remain a mystery as they are largely nocturnal and difficult to spot in the wild.
This book will take you on a journey into the bizarre world of the platypus and echidna the world's only egg-laying mammals - and offers clues as to where in Australia you might go to see these intriguing animals.