Tahneal Hawke

A platypus floats on the top of calm river waters

Environmental survey findings confirm what scientists have suspected; platypuses aren’t in Royal National Park. But plans to reintroduce the iconic species to the park later this year will change this.

A platypus swimming at Taronga Zoo

UNSW Sydney scientists are leading a project to bring the iconic mammal back to Royal National Park after almost 50 years.

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We need to list one of the world’s most iconic animals as a threatened species, UNSW scientists say.

Platypus

Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown.

Platypus might become extinct

Scientists are worried about the platypus, with a national risk assessment led by UNSW Professor Richard Kingsford suggesting declines of up to 30%.