The Peculiar Platypus

A half-ton tiger and lion hybrid. A 55-pound salamander. A spider the size of a dinner plate. Animal Oddities traverses the globe to examine some of the world’s most extraordinary animals. and researches these bizarre creatures and other unique species to give viewers an up-close look how they live, thrive and survive.

Video Preview: One of the only venomous mammals on Earth, the platypus is incredibly well-adapted to an enormous variety of terrains.

Animal Oddities airs on Nat Geo Wild Wednesday June 23 at 10P et/pt.


  1. airsoft1122
    June 24, 2010, 12:23 am

    wow a platypus i thought they were friendly

  2. gamefreak
    June 24, 2010, 10:28 am

    It’s natural animal behaviour to be wild, especially when food and survival are at stake. No animal, not even humans, are friendly when hungry and threatened. 😉

    The video is great. I also noticed some clips from Sir David Attenborough..? Excellent and informative. The platypus’ built-in radar rawks. XD