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A year in the life of one of Earth's weirdest animals - Gilad Bino

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Waddling along the parched Australian earth, a female platypus is searching for fresh water. Over the past year, a severe drought turned rivers and streams to mere trickles. She barely survived and was unable to reproduce. Could the next year bring a change in luck? Gilad Bino traces a year in the life of a platypus, and explores the unique adaptations that ensure this ancient species' survival.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Gilad Bino
  • Director Petya Zlateva, Compote Collective
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Petya Zlateva
  • Animator Petya Zlateva, Velislava Shtarkova, Nataliya Atanasova
  • Compositor Alexander Daniel
  • Art Director Petya Zlateva
  • Music BigBanda SoundScapers
  • Sound Designer BigBanda SoundScapers
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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