Rare video of platypus mating

It’s not often you see a platypus let alone a platypus mating ritual.
By Australian Geographic May 13, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

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.