The platypus is a mammal that is known for laying eggs. They are known for being native in Australia. When looking for a platypus, they can usually be found swimming in a river or local stream. A platypus is sometimes referred to as a duck-billed platypus due to their flat beaks that resemble those of a duck’s. A platypus can live for about 15 years depending on their situation of living in the wild or in captivity.
Usually the platypus will stay awake at night meaning they have are a nocturnal creature. The platypus usually doesn’t like direct sunlight and will either be active during the night time or when the sun is not shining directly. When the platypus delivers her eggs, she will bury them in a hole for protection.