Platypus track their prey using electric current.

Platypus track their prey using electric current.

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Platypus track their prey using electric current.
“Platypus” by Alan Couch cc2.0

Platypus bills are equipped with electroreceptors which allow the platypus to track prey using electric current, in a similar way that sharks detect their prey.
The platypus then scoops up the insect or the shrimp with its bill, and stores it in a pouch in its cheek, keeping it there until it reaches the surface where it feeds. (Taken from ‘25 Australian Animals‘)

For more information on the Platypus, please visit:
Duck Billed Platypus Facts !
12 Duck-Billed Platypus Facts – Animal Facts !
Platypus Facts — Questions Answered.

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