Will you help protect the Platypus from extinction?
Your gift today can:
- Help with the trackers needed to monitor reintroduced Platypus in the Royal National Park.
- Help our veterinary teams with the care and vital health and fitness checks for their return to the wild.
- Help fund research into the breeding habits of Platypus, so we can create insurance populations at our Zoos.
All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible for Australian residents.
We have a bold plan to protect Platypus, but we need your urgent help today.
Together with our partners we are planning on re-introducing the iconic Platypus back into the Royal National Park in NSW. Platypus has not been sighted in the park for almost 50 years, since the 1970’s.
But before we can release these vital ten Platypus, our veterinary teams at Taronga must ensure the Platypus are all fit and healthy for their return into the wild.
Your gift today can aid in the re-introduction of the Platypus back into the Royal National Park and help save the Platypus from extinction.
Health and fitness checks
Your donation today will help the vets at Taronga Wildlife Hospital with the care and vital health and fitness checks for their return to the wild. Undergoing these health assessments are vital to their survival and thriving well into the future.
Monitoring for future generations
Once the Platypus are re-established back into the wild, they will need to be continuously monitored and tracked to ensure they are settling in well. Our teams will need to take on the task of attaching these important trackers that will aid in their well-being and help with our continued research into their behaviours in the wild.
Continuing the work for the Platypus Refuge Centres
Your support will help us continue creating the world first refuge centres - The Platypus Conservation Centres. They’ll care for Platypus displaced by drought and other disasters, be leading centres for Platypus research, and the first-ever facilities to breed Platypus for release into the wild. That means, with your support, we’ll be able to restore wild platypus populations, which is absolutely incredible.