Platypus: World’s Strangest Animal – Book Launch & Exhibition

BOOK LAUNCH: Wednesday 9th December, 6 – 8pm

Join us at Wild Island Tasmania for an evening of ‘all things platypus’. We are hosting the launch one of the most comprehensive books produced to date in relation to arguably the world’s most peculiar animal.

Platypus: World’s Strangest Animal has been written, compiled, and photographed by Elizabeth Parer-Cook and David Parer, Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmakers, who previously worked with the ABC Natural History Unit for 35 years until it closed in 2008.

The book incorporates up-to-date scientific knowledge about the platypus, as well as fresh new photographs of the animal’s unique behaviour. Featured are extremely rare images of baby platypus interacting with their mother, as well as mesmerising photographs of pairs courting in the wild.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: Wednesday 9th – Wednesday 16th December

As well as launching Platypus: World’s Strangest Animal, David and Elizabeth have put together a collection of their most favourite images for exhibition purposes. The collection of photographs show detailed features and behaviours of the platypus, and all will be available to purchase.

Officially launching the book and the exhibition will be Nick Mooney, Tasmanian wildlife biologist, conservationist and educator. Nick is best known for his work in raising awareness of the threats to the Tasmanian Devil, and has worked with David and Elizabeth over the years. In 2006, Nick received the Australian of the Year – Local Hero Award.