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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.

Fact about 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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Tachyglossus aculeatus
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