Selasa, 07 Februari 2012

Example of Report Text About Animal: Platypus

The following is an example of report text about animal. This text is taken from UN 2010.

Platypus

Platypus Pictures, Images and Photos
Platypus
Many peole call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like a duck's bill. Platypus is an indigenous of Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia. Although it lays eggs instead of bearing its young alive, the platypus is a true mammal, not a reptile. It nurses its young with milk as do other mammals.

Platypus has a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm covered with a thick and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus' eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.

The male platypus has a hollow claw, or spur, on each hind leg. The spurs are connected with poison glands. The platypus legs scratches and poisons its enemies with the spurs.

Platypus lives in steams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually digs burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to protect it from intruders and flooding. On the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.

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