Is the platypus a real animal? Is it just a hoax? While these questions seem ridiculous today, they were serious points raised by the first scientists in Britain to see the skin of a platypus in 1799. They could not believe that an animal with fur could also have a beak like a duck, and lay eggs as well! Discover the platypus in this book and be just as amazed as they were.
Australia's Remarkable Wildlife Australia has been an island continent surrounded by oceans for millions of years. During this long, long time, its animals have evolved into species that are unique and precious. Covered with feathers, fur, spikes or scales, Australia’s wild creatures can be beautiful, frightening and even dangerous. Find out about Australia’s remarkable wildlife in this series and appreciate them in a whole new way.