Leo the albino echidna at Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney.

Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, are a type of egg-laying mammal found in Australia and New Guinea. Diet consists largely of ants and termites. They are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology.

Puggle at two months of age. Four puggles have been born at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in an effort to save the long-beaked echidna.

Puggle baby boom boosts hopes for endangered echidnas

Echidna together with the platypus, are the only extant mammals that lay eggs (order Monotremata).

Echidna together with the Platypus, are the only extant mammals that lay eggs (order Monotremata). Spines are modified hair

Mama and baby Echidna - spiny ant eaters, native to Australia and New Guinea.

Echidna mama and baby puggle - spiny ant eaters, native to Australia and New Guinea.

The echidna

) The echidna

Echidna in Australia

Echidna, my favorite animal.

Echidna

Echidna- spiny insectivorous egg-laying mammal with a long snout and claws, native to Australia and New Guinea. This is one of only two mammals that lays eggs.

Echidna: Toothless, the echidna probes with its beak and then captures worms and insects with its long sticky tongue.

sergeantprnz: echidnas are so kawaii truth

BABY ECHIDNA.  Echidnas are one of only two mammals to lay eggs and are named after a monster in Greek mythology.  They can live to up to 50 years.

"If you smile at me I'll lick you!" 'Babbin' is the eighth puggle echidna born at Perth Zoo and she's very cheeky.

Echidna

Echidna trying to hide.

Echidna...unique to Australia...

Echidna...unique to Australia...

This 'photo of an echidna because it was once my screen saver and also if your baby is called a puggle you have to be worth looking at

A curious Echidna. Also known as spiny anteaters, they belong to the Tachyglossidae family in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. These delightful creatures live in Australia and New Guinea.

Echidnas Matilda and Sunny at Healesville Sanctuary (Victoria, Aus)

Healesville Sanctuary's Wildlife Encounters Ranger Lorraine convinced us that…

Echidna - spines - Echidnas are small, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines. Superficially, they resemble the anteaters of South America and other spiny mammals such as hedgehogs and porcupines. They are usually black or brown in colour.

Echidna - spines - Echidnas are small, solitary mammals covered with coarse hair and spines. Superficially, they resemble the anteaters of South America and other spiny mammals such as hedgehogs and porcupines.

♥ Echidna

♥ Echidna

Echidna

MFS-Strange but TRUE The Albino Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), also known as the Spiny Anteater because of its diet of ants and termites, is one of four living species of echidna and the only member of the genus Tachyglossus.

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