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 its life is spent underground that the platypus is still largely unknown – an irresistible challenge to film-maker, David Parer.Using new technologies, David and two researchers reveal new and fascinating aspects of the life of “Shy” – a female platypus as she goes about her daily life and raises her young. The film features rare footage of platypus courtship, the growth of platypus twins inside their nest and some never-before-filmed interaction between mother and baby platypus underwater. Length 50m30s.
Produced by David Parer & Elizabeth Parer-Cook for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit and Discovery Channel in association with Telcast International GmbH. © Australian Broadcasting Corporation. PLATYPUS – WORLD’S STRANGEST ANIMAL : from David Parer on Vimeo.
PLATYPUS – WORLD’S STRANGEST ANIMAL : Clip 1- Opening from David Parer on Vimeo.
PLATYPUS – WORLD’S STRANGEST ANIMAL: Clip 2- Cormorant harassing Platypus to Dive. from David Parer on Vimeo.
PLATYPUS – WORLD’S STRANGEST ANIMAL: Clip 3- Platypus underwater from David Parer on Vimeo