the echidna!

March 25, 2009

Cute little Echidna with such a weird name.

The Echidna is definitly not, a hedgehog.

Together with the Platypus, they are the only surviving members of that order comprising the only extant mammals that lay eggs. Although their diet consists largely of ants and termites, they are not actually related to the anteater species. They live in New Guinea and Australia. The echidnas are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology.

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