Platypuses live along the eastern coast of Australia. These carnivorous mammals are found in the water when they are looking for food, and they also spend time on the ground. Platypuses build their homes out of dirt near... More »

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The kinds of animals that live in wetlands include a wide variety of birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. The specific species of animals that are found in wetlands are determined by the wetland's location. For exam... More »

There is no official or generally accepted term for a baby platypus. Some people refer to baby platypuses as puggles, but that is more of a nickname than a proper title. Another name commonly used is "platypup." More »

There is no official collective noun for the platypus animal because this mammal is typically a solitary creature, although a group of platypuses could be referred to as a "paddle." Collective nouns are usually created f... More »

Scientists do not know for certain how many platypuses are left in the world; however, it is estimated that there are between 10,000 to 100,000. Platypuses are found on the Eastern and Southern Australian coastline as we... More »

As of 2014, the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources gives platypuses the classification of least concern, which means they are not endangered. Platypuses have been a p... More »

Animals that come from eggs include echidnas and platypuses, which are marsupials found in and around Australia. Other animals that come from eggs are birds, cobras and crocodiles. More »