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Meet HOPE: new Wimmera platypus

Jun 04, 2019


 
Wimmera platypus 2Josh Griffiths with HOPE

HOPE is the name for our new female platypus which we found in the Mackenzie River as part of our annual platypus surveys. We had some fantastic names put forward via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as some quirky and fun names that made us smile.

But we felt that Hope, suggested by Katrina Bragonje via ABC Wimmera was perfect. This Wimmera platypus population is resilient yet extremely fragile, and as far as we're aware, it is the only surviving population in the Wimmera River system.

We are looking forward to the results of eDNA surveys which we hope will show that platypus have extended their range even further, thanks to a helping hand from water for the environment.

* Josh Griffiths from cesar with HOPE, May 16 2019, downstream of Dad and Dave Weir