Four reasons echidnas really are remarkable

28 Aug 2023
Echidnas are much more than an anteater with spines. Credit: Zoos Victoria/AAP

Many of us love seeing an echidna. Their shuffling walk, inquisitive gaze and protective spines are unmistakable, coupled with the coarse hair and stubby beak.

They look like a quirky blend of hedgehog and anteater. But they’re not related to these creatures at all. They’re even more mysterious and unusual than commonly assumed.

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