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Monotremes - Platypus and Echidna

On the 5th May 2011, 38 monotreme enthusiasts came from near and far (Riddells Creek, Romsey, Lancefiled, Mount Macedon, Woodend, Trentham East, Bulla and

 to Riddells Creek Senior Citizens Hall to hear Dr Kath Handasyde, senior lecturer in wildlife ecology and management at the University of Melbourne, present an engaging and very informative insight into her VERY favourite animal, the Platypus, and the Echidna. Amongst many other things, we learnt that female platypus lay up to 3 eggs at a time and that echidnas could lower their core body temperature to as low as 5oC!

Photo: President, Narelle Sutton, introducing Dr Kath Handasyde.