We say NOT ANYMORE!
As one of our most unique native animals, the platypus is an Australian icon. Its distinctive duck-bill and beaver-tail are so very familiar. Despite its secrecy, we know the species lives in burrows in our creeks and streams. And some of us are even aware that, as a monotreme, the platypus is a mammal that lays eggs.
BUT, astonishingly, what we do not know about the platypus in Queensland is its distribution. And we haven’t for 15 years.
We can do a lot better than this for a native icon. And we must.
In 2016, WPSQ’s PlatypusWatch is committed to updating and continuing to update Queensland’s platypus distribution data by launching the first state-wide platypus distribution census since 2001: