‘Glum future for the platypus’: why the elusive mammal is disappearing under our noses

‘Glum future for the platypus’: why the elusive mammal is disappearing under our noses

Scientists say the risk of local extinctions is rising due to damaged waterways, land clearing and climate change

It is dusk beside a creek and we are instructed to look for a trail of bubbles, under which could be one of the world’s weirdest mammals.

When you’re desperate to see a platypus in the fading light, everything looks like one.

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