I thought to start a thread on platypus biology and their history in captivity as well as any captive-breeding (as hard as that may be)! Well, I guess you Aussies would have brought in out before ... (lol), but it seems Healesville Sanctuary has just had a double whammy. A world first second generation platypus birth and even more a twin at that. They were born in early February 2008 and have just been sighted outside their burrow. Healesville's history with the breeding programme goes all the way back to 1933 and has build up a good record in breeding (which is far from simple as the platypus is quite particular on its habitat requirements. A state of the art breeding facility was built in 2005. I guess you all know a little more on its history ... So, bring it on home! Post scriptum: amazing that when you think of it the female invests a veritable 4 months into the incubation process before the eggs are due to hatch! Let us explore so more of the biology of this curious species!