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.

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.

Mum and her puggle (baby) Echidna - The name echidna refer to any member from…

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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.

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