Platypuses seem to be settling in nicely to their new Royal National Park home, although there are concerns about pollution from a nearby colliery.
For the first time in half a century, the Royal National Park will have a population of platypus.
After decades in the making, the plan to breed mountain pygmy-possums and reintroduce them into lowland rainforests has begun.
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.
The locally extinct animals have been reintroduced to the NSW outback as part of a major rewilding project led by UNSW Sydney.