Platypus Quiz

Platypus Quiz

Platypus – The Facts – What do you know? Test your knowledge of these incredible mix and match creatures with this quick quiz.

(Get more details about the duck billed platypus here: 12 Duck-Billed Platypus Facts – Animal Facts)

 

Wild Platypus
Wild platypus in a creek in Tasmania. Image credit: Klaus cc2.0




True or False?

1. When scientists were first presented with a dead platypus they were so puzzled by its appearance they decided it must be a fake animal.

 True

 False

2. The male platypus has venom strong enough to kill a small dog.

 True

 False

3. A platypus is a marsupial.

 True

 False

4. Female platypuses lay eggs and do not produce milk or nurse their young.

 True

 False

5. The platypus searches for food with its eyes, ears and nose closed.

 True

 False

6. Playpus use electricity to find their prey.

 True

 False

7. Platypuses have webbed feet that they can’t walk on.

 True

 False

8. Playpus have no stomachs.

 True

 False

9. The platypus has to eat 20% to 30% of its own weight each day in order to survive.

 True

 False

10. Platypus live wild only in New Zealand.

 True

 False




Answers to the Platypus Quiz:

1. True.
2. True.
3. False. The platypus is a mammal.
4. False. Female platypuses lay eggs and also produce milk and nurse their young.
5. True.
6. True.
7. True. They walk on their knuckles instead.
8. True.
9. True.
10. False. Platypus live wild only in Australia.

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