Platypus Christmas Tree OrnamentRegular price $11.00
This charming little Platypus Christmas ornament is sitting up ready to watch over your Christmas tree. The Platypus is one of Australia’s most iconic species and is a must for any Australian themed Christmas.
This bristle brush Aussie Platypus Christmas ornament is light-weight, which makes it easy to pack up and send as a gift or for hanging it on your Christmas tree and it won’t weigh down the branches.
Size: 50mm L x 100mm W x 110mm H
These animals look great on their own but will give your tree are real Australian flavour when it’s joined by other wildlife species such as the gumnut koala joeys, the Platypus, Little Penguin, Koala, Tawny Owl and more.
Collect them all.
General Platypus Information
The Platypus is a unique and an Australian native. Platypus are monotremes which means egg-laying mammal. Monotremes have only 2 species in this group – the other is the Echidna.
The Platypus when first discovered was thought to be a fake due to the different species that could be associated with it – the bill of a duck, the webbed feet of an otter, the tail of a beaver. It caused quite a bit of confusion!
Platypuses spend most of their time in the water or in their burrow. They are found only in freshwater rivers or lakes. They create burrows for shelter and protection. They are mainly active late in the day and during the nights. The main threats to a Platypus are goannas, rats, snakes and foxes as well as man – through pollution and land clearing.
To watch a Platypus you must be very quiet and very patient – the slightest noise and they’re gone!