How a platy­pus uses its bill

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This evo­lu­tion­ary odd­ball em­ploys elec­tric re­cep­tors to find food un­der­wa­ter The platy­pus uses its bill to dig for food at the bot­tom of streams and ponds.

The bill’s elec­trore­cep­tors cre­ate a map in the platy­pus’ brain, show­ing it where live prey can be lo­cated.

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