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Meet the platypus

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October 11, 2017

A free one-hour information session will teach attendees about the platypus.

Experts from The Platypus Conservancy are headed to Shepparton to host an information session about the Australian mammal.

Hosted by RiverConnect and the Goulburn Murray Landcare Network, the event will be held at the Senior Citizens’ Centre on Monday, October 16. It will explore the biology and ecology of the species, including its evolution, diet, venom, sensory systems and how to spot platypus.

City of Greater Shepparton environment manager Greg McKenzie encouraged everyone to come along.

‘‘Their duck bill, beaver tail and otter feet combine to make the platypus one of Australia’s most beloved and peculiar mammals,’’ Mr McKenzie said.

‘‘At the session everyone can learn all about the platypus in a fun, interactive and educative environment.’’

The free one-hour session will begin at 6pm at 132 Welsford St, Shepparton, with guests encouraged to arrive at 5.45pm for light refreshments.

â– Bookings are essential. To RSVP, phone RiverConnect on 5832 9700 or email: riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au

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