The Platypus Life Cycle

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12 Questions - Developed by: Ben Howlett - Developed on: - 5.656 taken

  • 1
    What type of animal is the Platypus?
    What type of animal is the Platypus?
  • 2
    The platypus is a special kind of animal. Platypuses and echidnas are known as these animals. What are they called?
  • 3
    Where does the platypus lay it's eggs?
    Up in a tree.
    At the bottom of the river.
    Deep in a den in the riverbank.
    In a grassy field.
  • 4
    What will the platypus feed to her baby offspring?
    Grounded up worms.
    Her own milk.
    Small crustaceans
  • 5
    Where does the platypus hunt for it's food?
    Bottom of the river.
    In a tree.
    In the grassy fields.
    Surface of the water.
  • 6
    How much food does a platypus need to eat each day?
    A large bucket.
    A small hand full.
    A plate full.
    A large handful.
  • 7
    What food do platypuses like to eat?
    Freshwater crayfish, water worms, insect larvae and tadpoles.
    Lizards, insects, worms and frogs
    Birds, small rodents and fish
  • 8
    The platypus has a poisonous spur, where is it located on it's body?
    On top of it's nose.
    Above the heel on it's back leg.
    On it's tail.
    Bottom of it's feet.
  • 9
    What does the platypus use it poisonous spur for?
    To fight off other males during mating.
    To swim faster.
    To stun predators so it can escape.
    To stun fish.
  • 10
    When is the best time for platypuses to mate?
    Anytime during the year.
    During Autumn and Winter.
    During spring and summer.
  • 11
    Where do platypuses live in Australia?
    Northern territory
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Eastern Australia.
  • 12
    What is the biggest threats to the platypus?
    Other platypuses.
    Eating the wrong food.
    Humans, pollution and predators.

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