Why do platypuses lay eggs? : and other odd mammal adaptations
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
"The dictionary definition of a mammal says that mammals give birth to live young, but that's not always true. Echidnas and platypuses, while still technically mammals, lay eggs. Why they do so is one of the strangest adaptations of mammals on Earth. Readers explore this and many other incredible and bizarre adaptations of all kinds of mammals, including the purpose of milk teeth and the hairy truth about camouflage and the coats of many animals. Full-color photographs showcase each adaptation for curious readers as they absorb information about life cycles, predator-prey relationships, and more from the main content."
Such great heights
Snacking beyond plants
A hump of fat
In the cold
Odd and venomous
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Adaptations.
Instructional and educational works.
|Publisher|| New York :2018
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.