Hello to everyone, this is a big post since it’s the first nature commited post I write.
Let’s get down to it.
As all of you know this is a Platypus(Ornithorhynchus anatinus). You MUST know this beautiful animal, you simply must. That is because it looks like a fake. Yes a Fake.
I don’t know if all of you will know Fakemon, they are fake Pokémon that fans make to create hype about new games and new generations. You’ll be asking: “What the fuck do Fakemon have to do with the magnificent Platypus?” No problemo, I’ll explain.
You see around the end of the 18th century taxidermized platypuses started to make their way to the old continent, and obviously everyone was like “FAKE” or “PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN” thinking that a good taxidermist mixed a beaver with a duck. Well they were wrong. The platypus is real, and it’s incredibly cute.
So fucking cute.
It also lays eggs and many paleontologists think that Monotremes (the group this awesome beaverduck belongs to) didn’t evolve from the same ancestor as other mammals.
Since I don’t want to kill you with too much iformation I’ll stop here.
Come back next time for even more magnificent monotremes and baffling beetles. Bye.