Monday, January 11, 2010

Meet Platypus!

I'd like to introduce you all to my odd animal of the week, Duckbill Platypus. I think I have had a love for the platypus ever since I used to watch Mr. Rogers. He had that platypus family in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. There was Dr. Bill, his wife Elsie Jean, and his daughter Ana, (short for Ornithorhynchus Anatinus, the scientific Latin name for platypus).

The platypus is a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal that can be found in the lakes and streams of eastern Australia. If you weren't already acquainted with the platypus, I'm pleased to have introduced you! If the platypus is an animal you just hadn't thought about for a while, I'm pleased to have sparked the thought!

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