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May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The platypus is one of the world’s most amazing animals. This furry, warm-blooded mammal lays soft-shelled eggs like a lizard, uses its bill to navigate underwater, and sorts out arguments with the help of venomous spurs. The platypus is also among the most popular of Australia’s animal icons – a great flagship species for freshwater conservation. But what about the platypus’s own environmental needs? How is the species faring in the wild? And what needs to be done to ensure that populations survive in our local rivers and creeks?
To be presented by Geoff Williams has been studying platypus since 1994 when he helped found the Australian Platypus Conservancy, an organisation dedicated to researching the conservation needs of the platypus and the Australian water-rat/rakali. Prior to his work with the APC, Geoff was Director of Healesville Sanctuary for five years from 1988 to 1993 and, before moving to Victoria, was Assistant Director of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo from 1985 to 1988.
For further information contact:
Australian Platypus Conservancy:
Geoff Williams 03 5157 5568 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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