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November 27, 2021

Platypus takes up residence at Maca Castle

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The platypus enjoying its new home. Photo Macadamia Castle

The Macadamia Castle was terribly disappointed to be forced to temporarily close last Friday afternoon due to the storms caused by Cyclone Oma but staff were delighted to find a platypus had taken up residence on their return.

‘Our resident platypus expert, Keeper Reanna Mike, was thrilled to discover a wild platypus had moved into our pond during the storm’, said owner Tony Gilding.

‘We haven’t managed to determine age or sex as yet as we are giving the platypus lots of space to make itself comfortable and hope he or she might stay around for a while’.

‘I’m sure our pond seemed like a very safe waterway during what was a very wild weekend and we welcome the platypus with open arms in what will be a secure place away from threats from cars and introduced animals’, he concluded.

The Macadamia Castle is now back to normal operating hours from 8am-5pm every day of the week.


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1 COMMENT

  1. I am delighted to hear your news, and I hope that you also make it safe from annoyance by crowds of curious people wanting to get up close and personal.

    If you don’t, it will either leave if it can, or die from unwanted exposure.

    Good luck, look after the beautiful creature carefully.

    Regards, Sel

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