Although there is some disagreement over the worldwide population of platypuses, the general consensus is that while they are not in any immediate danger of becoming endangered or going extinct, they are considered “near threatened” on the IUCN red list. There are many potential hazards for platypus numbers, including habitat disruption from dams, irrigation systems, and pollution. Arguably one of the strangest animals around, this platypus figurine will add a unique twist to your collection of Safari models!
Platypus are not listed as threatened, although they are extinct in some of their historic range. Unfortunately, they are still little understood and their numbers could be declining without anyone being aware.