This Australian animal figurine is completely hand-painted and features a life-like shiny coat underneath. Sculpted in a swimming pose, this platypus figurine is a great addition to any wildlife collection! Fun facts about the animal: The platypus, also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a unique semiaquatic egg-laying mammal from Australia. Don’t worry if you’re confused, the first scientists to analyse this creature thought they were victim of a hoax! The platypus can best be described as a combination of a duck, beaver and otter. Watch out for males – they have a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans.
Safari Ltd 283529 Platypus, Released 2016.
Approx: 11.5 x 5 x 3cm (LWH)
Suitable for ages 3+. Made from PVC, painted with non-toxic acrylic paints.