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Ochsner Park Zoo Platypus in Baraboo River?

Discussion in 'United States' started by birdsandbats, 21 Mar 2019.

  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    I have a relative (who is now over 80) that claims when he was kid, a platypus was sighted in the Baraboo River! He said it was all over the news. I have searched around the internet, but found nothing. Anyone else heard of this? Was it related to the zoo? What about the circus?
     
  2. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    It's probably just a very local urban legend. You'd think if the standard-local-zoo Ochsner Park Zoo actually held a platypus, it would be much more well-known in zoo circles?
     
  3. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    I agree and admit it very well could be an urban legend. That seems like the most likely explanation.