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Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, are a type of egg-laying mammal. The four extant species, together with the platypus, are the only surviving members of that order and are the only extant mammals that lay eggs. Although their diet consists largely of ants and termites, they are no more closely related to the true anteaters of the Americas than to any other placental mammal. They live in Australia and New Guinea. The echidnas are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology.
I am officially a zoology nerd because while others are pinning this because they think it's pretty and unique...I look at it and think wow, that poor bird is never gonna get any lol (the darker the red, the healthier the male the sexier females find him lol)