Top platypus-spotting tips

Top platypus-spotting tips

© Canva NFP   2 May 2024 | By Amanda Little Australia’s iconic platypus inhabits creeks and rivers from Tasmania up the east coast to Cooktown in Queensland. Despite their distinctive appearance with a duck-like bill, webbed feet and thick tail, spotting a...
Wildlife Queensland escalates campaign to ban lethal yabby traps

Wildlife Queensland escalates campaign to ban lethal yabby traps

29 April 2024 Wildlife Queensland has increased its push to ban opera house-style and funnel traps throughout Queensland. Despite past efforts to limit their use, these traps still pose a grave threat to air-breathing aquatic wildlife, resulting in avoidable deaths....
“Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest winning name revealed

“Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest winning name revealed

© Maleny Chocolate Co.   26 October 2023 Meet Obi the Platypus, Maleny Chocolate Co.’s newly named chocolate platypus and the winning name in our “Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest. Our recent “Name the Platypus Chocolate” contest,...
Vote to Name the Platypus Chocolate

Vote to Name the Platypus Chocolate

Vote now to name Maleny Chocolate Co.’s delightful new chocolate platypus! The judges have selected 5 shortlisted names from the naming contest entries. You now have the opportunity to vote for your favourite name. Finalists: Laney Obi Percy Penny Marlow Voting...
PlatypusWatch Walk & Talk South Pine River

PlatypusWatch Walk & Talk South Pine River

Join Wildlife Queensland PlatypusWatch for a morning walk along South Pine River, talking about the fascinating world of the platypus. Ecologist Dr Tamielle Brunt will speak about their charismatic biology, conservation and importance in a freshwater system. She will...
Vote now: Platypus chocolate naming contest down to 5 finalists

Vote now: Platypus chocolate naming contest down to 5 finalists

3 October 2023 Public voting is now open for the Name the Platypus Chocolate contest, which will ultimately determine the official name for Maleny Chocolate Co.’s delightful new chocolate creation. Maleny Chocolate Co. and Wildlife Queensland reviewed 277 entries to...
Wildlife Queensland Platy Party

Wildlife Queensland Platy Party

Join Wildlife Queensland for a fun, fact-filled morning to celebrate 20 years of PlatypusWatch. Learn about our PlatypusWatch project achievements over 20 years. Join ecologist Tamielle Brunt on a walk and talk. Morning tea included — help us eat birthday cake!...
Help “Name the Platypus Chocolate” and WIN!

Help “Name the Platypus Chocolate” and WIN!

  11 September 2023(Last updated: 12 September 2023) This September, Wildlife Queensland and Maleny Chocolate Co. are inviting Australian residents to “Name the Platypus Chocolate”. The online naming contest, which runs from 11 – 28 September, gives one...
PlatypusWatch Planting Day

PlatypusWatch Planting Day

Register via Eventbrite Come and be a part of Wildlife Queensland’s PlatypusWatch Planting Day! This event includes planting native trees to help support the local Windaroo Creek riparian corridor, followed by an informative ‘walk and...

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