Tag Archive: platypus

Jul 20

Pokemon That Are Based on Real Animals (Part II)

With over 700 different types of Pokémon around, it should come as no surprise that they draw inspiration from a variety of sources. Some are based off geological formations or plants or mythological creatures. For the second part of this series, though, we will be looking at more Pokémon whose origins are grounded in the animal …

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Jan 10

The Puzzling Problem of the Platypus

The year was 1799. George Shaw, eminent English zoologist of the British Museum, had just received a dried and most unusual animal specimen from Australia. This creature seemed to have so many strange qualities about it – the tail of a beaver, the bill of a duck, the body of an otter – that the …

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