Baby Platypus Twins Take Their First Swim

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:43 am
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By staff writers

Call us bias, but we think baby Aussie critters are the cutest in the world.

Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria has released a video on YouTube showing 4-month-old twin baby platypuses taking their first swim.

In the clip below, the zoo keeper describes their journey from birth, when they were just the size of jellybeans, to now being fully independent and enjoying playing underwater.

“Watching the babies on the camera, it was getting a glimpse into a world that no one else ever got to see,” the keeper┬ásays. “It was a bit like peeking in the nursery window for the first time.”

A competition is set to take place to officially name the twin boys, but for now they are affectionately known by their nicknames, Wriggles and Shy.

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