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August is platypus month, an initiative embraced by Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Network. Despite almost everyone knowing about the biological curiosity that is the world’s one and only living platypus species, many Queenslanders haven’t seen this elusive egg-laying mammal in the wild.

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PlatypusWatch in the Upper Dawson

PlatypusWatch Network and WPSQ Upper Dawson Branch will run two workshops in the Taroom region on 26 June 2021 for community members who would like to learn about platypuses and how they can get involved in an exciting citizen science project.

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Platypus habitat in Australia has shrunk by 22 per cent in 30 years and the animal should now be listed as a nationally threatened species, according to new research led by the University of New South Wales.

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