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Platypus

A very unique animal! Ducked billed platypuses might seem like a cruel joke, looking like a cross between a duck (beak), beaver (tail, feet), bear (claws) and otter (fur). Male duck billed platypuses have venomous spines on their back legs. But researchers still haven’t been able to work out what they’re for.

Platypus Platypus - Photo: worldswildlifewonders/Shutterstock

Platypus Platypus - Photo: John CarnemollaShutterstock

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