A platypus has been reintroduced to the wild in a national park near Sydney. This is the first time in 50 years that the park has a platypus population.
It is part of a group of rare species collected from various locations across New South Wales for testing and scientific study.
Most Australians have never seen a platypus in the wild because they are solitary. These platypus will be tracked for the next two years.
The project is a collaboration between the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, WWF-Australia and researchers from UNSW’s Center for Ecosystem Science.