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Species Adoptions Duck-billed Platypus

Adopt a Duck-billed Platypus

Duck-billed Platypus

Duck billed platypi live in burrows along eastern Australian and Tasmanian water banks, feeding on crustaceans and plants. With their duckbills, beaver-like tails and webbed feet, naturalists initially believed these strange creatures to be a hoax. Females usually lay two to three eggs in burrows dug along water banks, and curl up around the eggs to incubate them with their body warmth. Hunted for fur until a protective law was passed in 1912, platypi are currently threatened by habitat loss and bycatch. Show More

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$55 Duck-billed Platypus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal (for age 3 and up)
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$55 Duck-billed Platypus Virtual Adoption

Maximize your donation's impact with a virtual adoption. This does not include an adoption kit; your gift recipient will receive only an acknowledgement letter.

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$100 Duck-billed Platypus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal (for age 3 and up), packaged in a WWF gift box
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Handsome, hinged double frame, displaying your certificate and photo
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$25 Duck-billed Platypus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

  • Photo
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Species Card
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"I usually use my limited money to support local animal causes, but wanted to do something special for my family. And I will say that the plush animals were exceptionally beautiful. " Fotena Florida


Warning: Choking Hazard - Adoption plushes contain small parts not for children under 3 years.

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2019-2020 Catalog PDF

2019-2020 Catalog PDF