Platypus Info and Facts about Platypus: The most unusual animal on the planet
Recently, platypus can be found mostly in Eastern
Australia, although in the past he used to lived also in the western part of the
It is not very easy to be spotted, as it doesn't like
areas populated by people.
In Australia, platypus populations occur in Tasmania,
Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to about as far north as Cooktown.
In South Australia, apart from an introduced population surviving on
Kangaroo Island, the species is considered "rare and possibly extinct in the
Officially classified as "common but vulnerable" in
Australia, the platypus is not considered to be endangered although platypus
populations have declined or disappeared in many catchments, particularly in
urban and agricultural landscapes.
Platypus were widely killed for their fur until the early
20th Century, but are now protected by law throughout Australia.