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

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:

Click here to read more

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