Writing With Skill Week 5 Days 2-3

Taking Notes

PLATYPUS

Classification

Mammal

Monotremes: egg-laying mammals

Babies

Lays two soft-shelled white eggs

Eggs stick together

Female lays eggs in a tunnel

Young is naked and blind

Eyes open in 11 weeks

Weaned at nearly 4 months

Diet

Eats worms and crayfish

Body structure

Has a cloaca

Has waterproof fur

Swimming behavior

Swims with front feet

Beaver

Diet

Eats twigs and bark

Sometimes snacks on vegetables

Body structure

Have a cloaca

Skull and teeth are huge

Babies

Spend a lot of time raising young

SkuFamilies consist of one pair of full-grown beavers, the yearling from last year, and the newborn kits

Yearlings babysit for the parents

Beaver kits born with cold-insulating fur

Kits unable to get out of the nest due to this fur

Other

Shelter is first priority

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