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  • n  small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae

  • Penelope Platypus was one of those saucy females who like to keep a male on a string.
  • For six years the earnest curators of New York's Bronx Zoo have busied themselves with the delicate problem of platypus family life.
  • For the first time ever, a duck-billed platypus was born in captivity.
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  • Francis Collins in Science Daily (press release)
    At first glance, the platypus appears as if it was the result of an evolutionary accident,says Francis S. Collins, MD, Ph.D., director of NHGRI. "But as weird as this animal looks, its genome sequence is priceless for understanding how...
  • Tim Holding in The Age
    I have very fond memories of living at Cressbrook and going to Tenterfield Intermediate High School as an eleven year old. It was a carefree time. We were three little girls who loved farm life - pet lambs, pet chooks and even a platypus that lived... Quentin Bryce Tenterfield Star May 7, 2008 75119 101375 platypus The difficulty associated with breeding the platypus makes this a milestone occurrence for the award-winning Healesville Sanctuary, Zoos Victoria, Melbourne and Australia," Tourism and Major Events Minister Tim Holding said on Sunday.

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