World of the Platypus
OpenAll non-members should pre-book online. Zoo Members can scan their membership card at the gate.
World of the Platypus introduces you to our delightful platypus friends at Healesville Sanctuary. Visit these foragers in their riverside environment and see that they're not as shy as you'd think!
The furry Platypus is a unique little creature found in water with vegetation that's good for burrowing. When swimming, their eyes and ears are closed, while their leathery bill detects electrical impulses from their prey. Male platypuses have a venomous spur on the inside of their hind leg that can really hurt!
Conservation StatusNear Threatened