How the platypus lost its stomach

Ember the platypus has no stomach. But there's nothing wrong with her. No platypuses have stomachs. They're just one of a surprising number of vertebrate species that have evolutionarily jettisoned their stomachs, in favor of a straight-shot digestive tract that directly connects the throat to the intestines.

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  1. Glitch says:

    Cloacas are magical!

  2. This creature just keeps getting weirder.

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