The Annual MCCG Platypus Survey was held on September 13th with some restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Approximately 55 volunteer observers participated. There were 11 definite sightings, and in addition, several ‘possible’ observations. The number of platypus seen is similar to the last couple of years, but lower than some previous surveys over the past 15 years of annual surveys. This may be due more to a lack of rain, with platypus less mobile and remaining in pools, than to a declining population. We also may miss some animals because they simply do not appear on the survey morning!
To read the full report from the. 2020 survey click here
To see some of the platypus sighting videos go to the MCCG Youtube Channel
To learn more on how to protect our local platypus click here