Amazing platypus

Australia, 1973

Film
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The platypus is one of nature’s shy creatures. Only twice has a platypus bred in captivity. Because they are found only in Australia, and will not breed in zoos, most people know very little about the platypus. This exceptional film shows the platypus on dry land, underwater and, by means of carefully sectioned burrow, we even follow him into his home. This is a unique chance to see the mammal in its natural environment. Suitable for primary school level.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Film Australia

director
producer

John Morris

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31022

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animals - Habitations

Animals & Wildlife → Mammals - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Nature study

Animals & Wildlife → Platypus

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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