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This little chap is an echidna, native to Australia, although he does look a bit like a long-nosed hedgehog!

Short-beaked Echidna foraging in Ninety-Mile Beach, Victoria, Australia http://travel4wildlife.com/four-echidna-facts/#.UuhOrfYo5r4

Four Echidna Facts - Travel 4 Wildlife

Echidna's are some of the most fascinating creatures in the world. Read our four Short-beaked Echidna facts here.

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The echinda. This walking cactus is one of two mammals known to lay eggs

Echidna's are spikey little mammals that are native to the Australian bush

Echidna's are spikey little mammals that are native to the Australian bush

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!

Click here for information about this Australian Echidna photo. You can buy handmade greeting cards featuring this photo for $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Animals

Click here for information about this Australian Echidna photo. You can buy handmade greeting cards featuring this photo for $4.50 delivered. www.theshortcollection.com.au/Australian-Animals

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.

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.

Echidna

20 of the World's Weirdest Endangered Animal Species

Echidnas are small mammals found only in Australia and New Guinea. They resemble other spiny animals like hedgehogs and porcupines, but they belong to the same family as the Platypus. Like the platypus, the echidna is also an egg laying mammal.

Echidna are in the same family group as the

Faded Genes: The 7 Most Primitive Living Mammals - Page 3 of 3

Mammals may be Earth's most highly evolved animals but not all mammals are all that highly evolved.

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