Quinta the Palpable Platypus

What walks like an Iguana, has a beak like a duck, fur like a beaver, lays eggs and uses echo-location to find dinner?

It’s Quinta, the poke-able Platypus from Tasmania. This lovely family are called the Monotremes, one of only three amazing mammals that lay eggs instead of having live young. Quinta is quite the carnivore and loves crayfish, shrimp and delicious bugs and worms. Swimming and surfing are her favourite. Daddy platties have a toxic claw on their feet that they use to protect their kids. It’s sting can last for days! Ouuuuuch!