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Platypus: The Only Animal That Can Give Both Milk And Egg

Have you ever wondered if there is an animal that gives both milk and egg? Well, it is not a cow, because a cow can only give milk and it is definitely not a bird because birds can only give eggs. But Platypus is the animal that gives both milk and egg.

We know milk-producing animals as milch animals. And examples of these animals are cows, buffaloes, goats, and camels. While animals that give eggs are birds, fish, insects, lizards, etc. Unlike these two classes of species, a Platypus can give both milk and eggs.

Platypus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic, egg-laying mammal native to eastern Australia. This animal is the only known animal in the world that gives both egg and milk. 

To give milk, this animal milk oozes out of mammary gland ducts and collects in grooves on their skin, and the young drink it up as if they're drinking from a cupped hand.

Sadly, it's not advisable to own this animal as a pet because Platypus are among the few venomous mammals. Their Males have a spur on the back of their hind feet that is connected to a venom-secreting gland. The venom is not life threatening to humans, but it can cause severe swelling and excruciating pain.

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