Today our reporter taught us about the platypus and it's unfortunate state of affairs. Unfortunately, the drought, climate change and land use in Australia have had a big impact on the platypus. The lack of fresh water sources and land leaves the animal stranded and searching for a home. Australia is trying to create a plan for dealing with this disaster before the monotreme (a mammal that lays eggs) becomes extinct. This would be especially bad news, since platypus are only found on the continent of Australia.