Thanks to the Gothamist for an awesome vintage flashback to platypuses at the Bronx Zoo.

Be sure to follow that link above to see some nice photos.

I’m really not adding any value over what Gothamist has already written, since they thoughtfully included a link to a 1957 TIME article entitled ANIMALS: End of the Affair. But I will quote you some awesome facts from the article that I didn’t know before: