The Platypus Story by Marilyn Cross

The Platypus Story by Marilyn Cross

Authored by Cross et al., Changeology Workshops, October 2017                                                                                                        Based on a true story.

Image from Taronga Zoo

Two of our newly arrived residents from overseas were clearing privet on their property. This is their story.

One crisp spring morning we finally came to the bank of the creek. In wonder we gazed at the water running between the rocks and cool dark pools. Suddenly we saw a flash of fur and a rounded beak. We had never encountered such a strange looking animal before and called our neighbour.

It was a platypus!


We still do have platypus in some of our creeks!

What can we do to ensure they survive and thrive?


News: Google and scientists develop new app in ‘critical’ fight to save elusive platypus. See Article tab to access the news story.