Platypus

No. 283529

by Safari Ltd
$3.99USD

Also known as the duck-billed platypus, the platypus is one of the most specialized and unique mammal species on planet Earth. Not only is it one of only five species of mammals that lays eggs, but the males are also venomous, which is also an incredibly rare trait in mammals!

  • Scientific Name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
  • Characteristics: Because of its unique characteristic, including its duck bill, beaver-like tail, and otter-like feet, the platypus is often the focus of study for individuals interested in evolutionary biology. Hand painted and crafted with like-like realism, we hope this figurine will inspire some research and study of your own!
  • Size and Color: Like all platypuses, this figurine features a dark brown coat with a black bill and feet. 4.75 inches long and 1.5 inches tall, our platypus model is a bit shorter than a soda can laid on its side.
  • The Platypus is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Although there is some disagreement over the worldwide population of platypuses, the general consensus is that while they are not in any immediate danger of becoming endangered or going extinct, they are considered “near threatened” on the IUCN red list. There are many potential hazards for platypus numbers, including habitat disruption from dams, irrigation systems, and pollution. Arguably one of the strangest animals around, this platypus figurine will add a unique twist to your collection of Safari models!

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 12 L x 3 W x 3.75 H
    • Size in inches: 4.72 L x 1.18 W x 1.48 H
    • UPC: 095866000332
    Present Status Platypus are not listed as threatened, although they are extinct in some of their historic range. Unfortunately, they are still little understood and their numbers could be declining without anyone being aware.