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.

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

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). Our little Puggle all grown up!

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

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.

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.

The echidna

I remember holding one of these in Australia when I was little ❤️

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.

Two short-beaked echidnas - often nicknamed puggles - Babbin and Nyingarn born at Perth Zoo this August are the first in the world to be bred by zoo-born echidnas.


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