Monotremes are the most primitive mammals – or so scientists tell us.
The word monotreme means “one-holed,” which describes the cloaca that this odd group exhibits. That just means that they have a single hole that serves the urinary tract, anus and reproductive tract.
I say, yada, yada, yada . . . Who cares about all that business – I think monotremes are just plain cool.
And no monotreme is cooler than the Ornithorhynchus anatinus, better known as the Duck-Billed Platypus.
And today I salute these beautiful creatures that serve as a testament to the hand of God, and especially to his sense of humor.
These half-beaver, half-duck, half-bird, half-mammal critters are just incredibly fascinating. They remind me of a Mr. Potato Head – slap a beak on the front, beaver tail on the back, etc.
But in fact, they glorify Almighty God in the simplest and most profound way – just by being who they are!
Learn more about these fascinating animals here.
And thank God in your prayers today for such wonders.