This is the opening to a 50 minute documentary filmed and introduced by David Parer. The platypus has webbed feet like a duck, and venom like a snake – but strangest of all it lays eggs like a bird. So much of it’s life is spent underwater or underground that the platypus is still largely unknown. The program follows two scientists and takes us into the nest of a mother platypus with her young.
Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit and Discovery Channel in association with Telcast International GmbH.