Sunday, 8 May 2022

Echidna

 

You will all be sick of my zoo stay photos soon, but I really had such a delightful time. We'd been checked in about 15 mins when we went on the little guided tour in the sanctuary and I adored every minute of it!



They were strutting around where we were standing, and the curious ones would come right up to you. The one on the left was lying over young (eggs?) to keep them warm. 


Echidnas are such fascinating creatures. 

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16 comments:

  1. I've never seen a Echidnas before! At first I thought it was a porcupine as they also have spiny needles all over. What a fascinating creature!

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    1. They are egg laying mammals (Monotremes). I did discover they are apparently also in New Guinea....

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  2. My goodness. So unusual. At first I thought that were a type of hedgehog - but, eggs? I think not hedgehogs.

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  3. What beautiful photos! Echidnas are indeed fascinating creatures. I remember being astonished when I first found out about them when I was a child

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  4. Egg laying mammals....interesting...

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  5. Hello Lydia,
    What a cute and strange looking critter. Love the photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

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  6. We never get tired of critter pics! We need to plan a trip to a zoo soon too!

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  7. That is the first time I have seen a Echidnas close up interesting post

    Have a pricklytastic week Lydia 👍

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  8. That is so funny that you posted this, because my husband and I were actually talking about echidnas the other day! That is SO cool that you were able to get so close to them!

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  9. So great, a phantastic animal !

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  10. A creature which looks as if created by a committee.

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  11. What a cute friend is in your images! I love it!
    Thank you and Happy WW! Have a fabulous week!

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  12. Oh so very cute - Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

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