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Soft Toy Duckbilled Platypus by Hansa (40cm)

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Duckbilled Platypus Facts

Manufacturer: Hansa
Category: Animals,Sea & Water Creatures

This Platypus by Hansa is made to the highest standards from the finest materials and carries the CE label so it is safe for children and is surface washable.
Size approx. 15.7"(40cm) in length.

Dimensions in cm.
L 40 W 9 H 8

  • European safety standards EN71 BS5665
  • Carries the CE label so it safe for children (not under 36 months)
  • Surface washable
  • Quality item with airbrushed details

The platypus is classified among egg-laying mammals - monotremes. Male platypuses have a poison apparatus on their hind legs. There are poison glands in the thighs and a hollow spur near the heel. The sting is not dangerous to humans, but is extremely painful and causes rapid swelling in the stung area.

Platypus milk could help combat one of humanity's looming problems, antibiotic resistance, scientists say. ... Platypus are monotremes - a tiny group of mammals able to both lay eggs and produce milk. They don't have teats, instead they concentrate milk to their belly and feed their young by sweating it out.

Platypus don't lay unfertilised eggs, so any that you chow down on will have a foetal platypus inside. ... However, platypus is a protected species throughout all of Australia, so it is illegal to kill, or eat, one.
 
Can you eat a platypus? The Platypus is poisonous so don't even try. Up until the 20th century it was hunted for it's fur, but it is now a protected species.
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