Plucky platypus fight back after Kangaroo Island bushfires

Stan Gorton
By Stan Gorton
July 15 2021 - 9:00am
Researchers with one of the platypus caught in specialist traps in tFlinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. Photo supplied

A team of researchers has surveyed the introduced population of platypuses on Kangaroo Island, revealing that the species may be on the road to recovery following the devastation of the 2019-2020 bushfires.

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Stan Gorton

Stan Gorton

Journalist

Walkley-nominated journalist based at The Islander on Kangaroo Island with an interest in the local community and the environment.