Platypus Walking How Does a Platypus Walk?
The platypus walks by moving its four legs from the side of its body like a lizard. Also, because its front feet are fully webbed, the platypus walks on its knuckles to protect the webbing on its feet from getting entangled in obstacles as it walks. (Gorillas and chimpanzees also use this sort of Knuckle-walking).
The platypus is designed for efficiency in water. It is not well adapted for walking on land. It has been estimated that it uses 30% more energy walking on land than a land animal of comparable size.
The platypus cannot run very fast on land. It is rarely observed out of water.
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