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MAMMALS - ECHIDNAS

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ANIMAL FACTS - Echidnas

The echidna is found in coastal forests, alpine meadows and interior deserts of Australia.They have the widest distribution of any native Australian mammal.

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Echidnas have slender snouts and long, flicking tongues. They also has distinctive sharp spines (quills) along their back and sides for protection against predators. When threatened, the echidna will curl inwards, leaving only their sharp spines exposed.

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Short-beaked Echidna

Tachyglossus aculeatus
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Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Short-beaked Echidna(s) Profiles

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