Morning all!

I hope you enjoyed looking around the Smithsonian in America. I have another great activity for you today.

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a strange, unusual creature. What can you find out about it? Why is it unusual? Which other species is it related to? Does it have any similarity to other species? Find out what you can about its habitat, diet, how it feeds its young, its appearance and so on. Pretty strange, eh?

Collect what you find out into your lined booklet and draw it accurately. Imagine you are Charles Darwin seeing this strange creature for the first time. Use the internet to help your research. Here’s a link to the Natural History Museum website to start you off:

Good luck – enjoy it!

Mr Hankin