Platypus & Bulrush Freshwater Habitat

Platypus & Bulrush Freshwater Habitat


Australia’s rivers sustain an incredible amount of life, but are chronically in trouble. One of Australia’s most famous creatures depends on this freshwater habitat, the Platypus. Seen here swimming at night among the bulrush reeds, platypus are nocturnal egg-laying mammals. Duck-billed, beaver-tailed and otter-footed, it was initially thought their discovery was a hoax. The national symbol of New South Wales, they rely on Australia’s freshwater habitats including rivers and lakes. Unfortunately, they are the last of their kind, with all other related species having gone extinct. Bulrushes are native Australian plants that grow alongside freshwater habits such as rivers, lakes or ponds and provide an important habitat for wildlife. A real multi-tasker, this plant also protects from erosion, removes sediment from water and has been an important food source for humans in Australia for thousands of years.

Platypus Conservation Status: Near Threatened

119mm (w) x 91mm (h) x 6mm (d) approx.
Hand painted wooden table-top/ painted one-side.

* Since this item is handmade, each top is slightly varied in patterning, texture, wood grain or burn.

Designed and made locally in Sydney.

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