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.
I did NOT know about this cool little animal. Mother and baby (known as a puggle). This is one of 2 puggles born at Perth Zoo. These puggles represent the first zoo-born Echidnas ever. Interesting little animals.