What cities in Australia do platypuses live in?
Platypuses do not live in cities. They are sensitive creatures that can only live in burrows alongside creeks and rivers in unspoilt bushland or rainforests.
No. To begin with, platypuses and squirrels live on completely different continents. Platypuses live only in Australia, and there are no squirrels in Australia. Secondly, platypuses do not eat larger live animals. They hunt for small crustaceans and insect larvae which live on the bottom of creeks and rivers.
No. Platypuses are native to Australia, and there are no "jungles" in Australia. Platypuses live in burrows alongside creeks and rivers in eastern Australia, including its island state of Tasmania. Thus, their habitat varies. They can be found in tropical rainforests and cool temperate rainforests; they are also found in eucalyptus bushland, both wet sclerophyll and dry sclerophyll.
Platypuses do not live in water. They live in dry burrows dug into riverbanks. These burrows are often dozens of metres long. Platypuses live near creeks and rivers because they feed on the small crustaceans, annelid worms and other tiny freshwater creatures that live at the bottom of these creeks and rivers.
Platypuses are native to Australia alone. They do not live in New Zealand, New Guinea or anywhere else. Platypuses live throughout eastern coastal Australia and its island state of Tasmania, particularly within heavily wooded and protected regions. They are found from the cooler sub-alpine areas in the south, such as Victoria and the Tasmanian highlands, north through New South Wales to tropical far north Queensland. Platypuses live in bushland as well as tropical, sub-tropical and…
One of the theories proposed for the existence of platypuses only in Australia is because of the lack of predators in Australia. Platypuses, on the whole, are relatively defenceless creatures, despite the presence of a venomous spur on the make's hind ankle. They would be no match for larger predators such as those found on other continents.
Platypuses are endemic to Australia alone, meaning they are found nowhere else in the wild. However, platypuses could quite conceivably live alongside freshwater creeks and rivers in Maine in summer time. They could not live there in winter if watercourses ice over, as platypuses need daily access to the water to hunt for food.
They don't. Platypuses dig burrows in the banks of freshwater creeks, lakes and rivers in Australia. They do not live in the water. The reason they live alongside these freshwater sources is that they need to hunt in the water for their food. Platypuses feed on tiny crustaceans and other invertebrates that live on the bottom of creeks and rivers.