Chickens lay the eggs that we eat. Chickens are birds. Birds are oviparous animals (animals that lay eggs), but there are other kinds of animals that lay eggs too. Insects lay eggs. We will look at the butterfly to learn about them. Reptiles lay eggs too. We will learn about the crocodile to see how reptiles lay eggs. Frogs and toads are amphibians and they lay eggs too. Fish lay eggs in the water. They have special ways to keep them safe. Then there are two other animals that lay eggs. They are both mammals (animals whose babies are born alive) and they both live in Australia. They are the duckbilled platypus and the spiny anteater.

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