Should out of sight mean out of mind for our iconic native platypus?


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:

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