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The Amazing Platypus

written by: pantera182
 
Remember the first time you saw a platypus? You were probably wondering what the heck this freak of nature really is. Well, let's not wait any longer and take a dip into the wonderful world of platypuses.

Question 1:


What is the only place in the world you can see platypuses in the wild?
South-eastern Asia
Hawaii Island
South America
Australia and Tasmania

Question 2:


How do platypuses reproduce?
Platypuses are metatherian.
Platypuses lay eggs.
Platypuses reproduce asexually.
None of these

Question 3:


How does the platypus feed its young for the first three to four months?
The mother is lactating, but she has no teats.
The mother is breastfeeding them.
The mother is feeding them with insects.
The young rely on their yolk sacs for food.

Question 4:


What is the weight range of normal mature platypuses?
Between 0.5 to 2.8 kg
From 2.5 to 5.5 kg
From 0.7 to 2.4 kg
Between 3.2 and 4.6 kg

Question 5:


Platypuses are venomous.
True
False

Question 6:


Platypuses use this method to detect their prey.
They use electrolocation.
They rely on their well-developed sense of smell.
They rely on their exceptional eyesight.
Platypuses rely mainly on their hearing.

Question 7:


What is the normal life span of a platypus in the wild?
Up to 22 years
About 4 years
Around 2 years
Up to 11 years

Question 8:


Which of these statements is true about the diet of the platypus?
Platypuses are omnivores.
Platypuses are herbivores.
Platypuses are carnivores.
Platypuses are specialized eaters.

Question 9:


The platypus needs to eat around 10% of its own weight every day.
True
False

Question 10:


What is the normal body temperature of a healthy platypus?
About 32°C
Between 35°C and 37°C
Around 28°C
Around 22°C

 


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