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New Platypus Rescue Facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Mackenzie the platypus at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Mackenzie the platypus swims at the new platypus facility at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia. Photo credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

The Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia celebrated the opening of the largest purpose-built platypus rescue facility in the world. The new facility will be able to house up to 65 platypuses rescued from natural disasters like bushfires or drought.

Visitors to the zoo will also be able to see a 23 year-old male platypus, named Mackenzie, who was brought in from Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

For more information, see the Taronga Western Plains Zoo website. To learn more about platypuses, see our article, Platypus.

Mackenzie is a 23 year-old male platypus.

Mackenzie is a 23 year-old male platypus. Photo credit: Taronga Western Plains Zoo.


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