14/09/2021 01:15 PM | Click to read full article
Waddling along the parched Australian earth, a female platypus is searching for fresh water. Over the past year, a severe drought turned rivers and streams to mere trickles. She barely survived and was unable to reproduce. Could the next year bring a change in luck?
Gilad Bino traces a year in the life of a platypus, and explores the unique adaptations that ensure this ancient species' survival.