What Do Platypus Eat?

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A platypus is a carnivore and mainly eats shrimp, insect larvae and worms. It usually spends about 12 hours each day looking for food to eat. They eat 20 percent of their body weight daily. You can find more information here: http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2007/benrud_ryan/what_does_a_platypus_eat.htm
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Duck-Billed Platypuss eat aquatic invertebrates, shrimp, fish eggs and small fish.
Platypus eat worms. They also eat small animals that live in the water. Platypus can be found near streams and lakes in the eastern part of Australia. You can find more information here: http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/platypus2.htm
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A platypus can be eaten by water rats, snakes, foxes, as well as goannas. Its biggest threat though is losing its habitat. When man clears the lands they pollute the waterways. You
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