The platypus (also known as the duck-billed platypus) is a remarkable animal and one of only five known egg-laying mammals (there are four species of echidna, also from Australia). These Australian creatures are so strange that biologists first thought they were being hoaxed when they were given a body to examine. The bill and webbed feet are similar to ducks, the tail is similar to beavers, and their body - along with their fur - is remarkably similar to otters.
This plush toy was designed by Hansa Creations, known for The World's Most Realistic Plush Animal Reproductions. The puppet is approximately 19.3" high.