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.
earth-song: “ Perth Zoo’s groundbreaking Echidna breeding program has produced two puggles (baby Echidnas) and a breeding milestone: These puggles represent the first successful breeding from zoo-born.
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.