National Geographic : 1939 Aug
WHERE FRAGRANT WATTLES SHOWER THEIR GOLDEN BLOOMS Along the reedy margins of clear, cool streams the platypus feeds. In the earth banks the female digs her nesting burrow, which may be as much as 60 feet long, with its entrance usually just above water level. Photographs byW.Howieson MR. ROBERT EADIE, DUCKBILL-KEEPER EXTRAORDINARY In a tank at Healesville, Victoria, this gentleman kept Splash, apetplatypus, for a record period of more than four years. Two fine specimens now are flourishing in his unique "platypussary."