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

Sep 4, 2014 at 1:13 p.m. ET
Image: Cute Creatures Great And Small Via YouTube

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.

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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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