Venom spurs, duck bills and spiky penises: A year in the life a platypus – Gilad Bino

Trace a year in the life of a platypus, and explore how the animal’s unique adaptations ensure its survival.

Waddling along the parched Australian earth, a female platypus is searching for fresh water. Over the past year, a severe drought turned rivers and streams to mere trickles. She barely survived and was unable to reproduce. Could the next year bring a change in luck? Gilad Bino traces a year in the life of a platypus, and explores the unique adaptations that ensure this ancient species’ survival.

Lesson by Gilad Bino, directed by Petya Zlateva, Compote Collective.

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