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Platypuses

What are the mating habits of the platypus?

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December 05, 2010 6:56AM

Platypus courtship rituals involve the male chasing the female around in a circle. They have a complex system of side-passing, under-passing and over-passing each other, until the male finally grasps the female's tail in his bill, and they continue circling tightly until mating occurs.