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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 sewn together - a hoax with a bill and webbed feet like a duck, a tail like a beaver and venomous spurs. Indigenous Australians, however, knew the platypus to be real. They had their own local names for it, and some even ate it.

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.
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia
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00574922 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia
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00574924 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia
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00574921 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia
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00574923 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male predating Crayfish (Cherax sp), native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male catching Common Yabby (Cherax destructor), native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00534203 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male catching Common Yabby (Cherax destructor), native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male, native to Australia
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00574925 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) close up of head of an adult male, South Esk River area, northeast Tasmania, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00250551 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) close up of head of an adult male, South Esk River area, northeast Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531323 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574968 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Tasmania, Australia
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00574966 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) swimming on surface, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531308 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) swimming on surface, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) female with courtship bite mark on tail, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523924 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) female with courtship bite mark on tail, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531329 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574974 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Tasmania, Australia
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00574964 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574976 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531320 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531321 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531314 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574973 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574969 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531322 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) grinding prey between plates of its bill, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) chewing its food, Atherton Tableland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00512777 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) chewing its food, Atherton Tableland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) female swimming in water with courtship bite mark on tail, eastern Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00250002 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) female swimming in water with courtship bite mark on tail, eastern Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) swimming on surface, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531313 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) swimming on surface, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574971 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at surface, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male swimming, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00534201 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male swimming, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) floating, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523920 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) floating, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) surfacing, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523921 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) surfacing, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) foraging by digging through rocks on water bottom, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523919 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) foraging by digging through rocks on water bottom, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) emerging from water, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523922 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) emerging from water, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia
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00574913 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) with Platypus Tick (Ixodesornithorhynchi) females attached to its skin, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523928 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) with Platypus Tick (Ixodesornithorhynchi) females attached to its skin, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus Tick (Ixodesáornithorhynchi) trio embedded in Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia
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00574910 Platypus Tick (Ixodesáornithorhynchi) trio embedded in Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia
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00574926 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia
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00574949 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia
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00574948 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) venomous spur on rear leg of male, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male venomous spur, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523931 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male venomous spur, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male venomous spur being measured, native to Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00523926 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male venomous spur being measured, native to Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) webbed feet, Tasmania, Australia
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00574947 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) webbed feet, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia
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00574967 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Tasmania, Australia
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00574941 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Tasmania, Australia
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00574942 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Tasmania, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia
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00574943 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia
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00574939 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia
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00574940 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pair courting, Broken River, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 2 of 2  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531335 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 2 of 2© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 1 of 2  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531334 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 1 of 2© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531333 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 1 of 3  -  D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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00531330 Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) male grasping female's tail in courtship behavior, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia. Sequence 1 of 3© D. Parer & E. Parer-Cook
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