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We're dying to rub the belly of this very friendly platypus (VIDEO)

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Today, let's skip the cat videos and show some love for the surprisingly cute platypus

Welcome, friends, to the magical and wondrous world of platypus YouTube clips. You probably didn't know this was a world, or a thing, and you're probably skeptical about the whole experience. Watch the furry cuddles at 0:10, though, and then get back to us.

Right?

If you, too, are now overtaken with a strong desire to cuddle your own happy platypus, head on over to Healesville Sanctuary in rural Australia. Healesville is famous for showing animals in their natural habitat, for a large population of the helmeted honeyeater and, of course, for its very friendly platypus population.

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