Tucker - Plush Australian Platypus Size 36cm/14″

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My name is Tucker ...

Tucker is a platypus that is a realistic soft plush toy.  The duck-billed platypus is the only mammal other than the echidna that lay eggs instead of giving birth.  This handcrafted, soft and cuddly duck-billed platypus measures 36cm/14″ in length and 8cm/3″ in height.

  • The perfect souvenir – rare and protected native Australian animal cuddly toy
  • Excellent to use as a paper weight
  • Great educational toy to learn about this iconic symbol of Australia animal.
  • Also comes as a mini version to make a collection
  • Made using highest quality acrylic fur
  • Machine washable
  • Suitable for ages 3+

Care Instructions:
Wipe with a sponge using mild soap. Can be machine washed with a gentle program, natural soap a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees. Large items or items with a rattle inside should be washed by hand. Allow to air dry, brush gently and fur will return as new. Non-toxic, Non-Allergenic

Perfect for ages 3 and up, supervision recommended for children under 3 years old



"We took inspiration from the Koori Curriculum mascots!

We introduced the plush toy to the team and asked each room to come up with a name suggestion. These were displayed in the hallway and families were asked to support their child/ren to vote for their preferred name. Last week, the votes were counted and our platypus came to be named Yindi. This offered us a chance to share the Indigenous origins of the name, as well as Yothu Yindi’s fantastic song “Treaty” with our children and families. Yindi has visited each room this week to share in their NAIDOC celebrations. In future, she will visit each room for a week at a time to allow for continuity of learning and depth in discussion. The book, which follows Yindi around, is a place to collate all the amazing Indigenous experiences, ideas and learning prompted by our new centre mascot. We are excited to see what Indigenous provocations our centre mascot will bring in the future."

Rebecca Wong - Explore & Develop Leichardt