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Students learning in the Science facilities at the UNSW Kensington campus

Join our research of this extraordinary creature. Reporting your observations of platypuses can help us better understand where they occur - there are still many gap in our knowledge. Sightings can be uploaded to the Atlas of Living Australia or through iNaturalist phone app.

Research Honours platypus breeding

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is one of the world’s most evolutionarily distinct mammals. Mounting evidence of local platypus population declines demands we improve conservation efforts.

PhD Research - improving the resilience of platypus populations

The Platypus Conservation Initiative at the Centre for Ecosystem Science (UNSW) is seeking a passionate student for an exciting and important project in collaboration with Taronga Zoo.