I’m pretty sure it all started with Perry the Platypus, the one from Phineas & Ferb.  At least, that’s my guess as to how my almost 7 year old came up with seeing a real live platypus in person for his own life list.  After being able to cross his dream to ride a camel off fairly easy, I figured this one would be a cinch too.  Unfortunately after some late night googling I was informed that there are no platypuses outside of Australia.   So now we get the added fun of eventually making it down under to fulfill our platypus dream; and very likely researching other awesomely cool and interesting Aussie things to do as well!