Rare video of platypus mating

By Australian Geographic May 13, 2021
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It’s not often you see a platypus let alone a platypus mating ritual.

This footage was captured by the Broken River Visitor Information Centre on Broken River, part of the Eungella National Park near Mackay, Queensland.

Male platypus are known to court females for weeks, tugging on their tails and chasing them around, however, if the female isn’t ready, she merely swims off.

Watch the mating dance here.