Platypuses hit hard by summer fires

Updated March 23 2021 - 12:38pm, first published December 1 2020 - 11:00pm
Researchers estimate there are up to 317,500 platypuses left in the wild, meaning as many as 6350 platypuses may have been killed.

The first landscape-scale study of the impact of bushfires on platypuses estimates a 14 per cent to 18 per cent decline in populations in fire affected areas in the nine months after last summer's devastating fires.

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