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