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Explore the new Platypus Rescue Head Quarters at Dubbo (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6)

On Demand

Every kid should get to see a Platypus in their lifetime, and we’re making sure that they can. Learn about the Platypus Rescue Headquarters at the Zoo in Dubbo.


ACTIVITY OUTLINE:

The building you are going to explore today is part of the world’s largest conservation centre for Platypus, Platypus Rescue HQ.

It involves a refuge facility, a research facility, and a recovery facility, and for the first time, Platypus is on display at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Hear from Zoo keeper, James as he shares about the platypus, special features and their needs.

“ Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our beautiful Platypus. Droughts, floods, all of it impacts on their lives and the ability for us to have a facility where we can move them, save them, rehabilitate them, and put them back into the wild is an incredible opportunity, but also a responsibility.

Every kid should get to see a Platypus in their lifetime, and we’re making sure that they can.”

The Hon. Penny Sharpe, NSW Minister for Environment.


IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand

Delivery Platform

website

Duration

30 Minutes

Price

Free

Curriculum

Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Other KLAs

Careers

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Device and internet to view the video clips

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Kelly Pfeiffer & Stephanie Mitchell

Phone: 02-6881-1433

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://taronga.org.au/dubbo-zoo

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