Mammal

Short-beaked Echidna

The echidna, a monotreme mammal covered with spines, is a curiosity of the Australian fauna, embodying the rare combination of egg-laying and a spiky fur that makes it a unique example of adaptation to various environments.

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Keyfacts about the Echidna

40 cm

Average Size

4 kg

Average Weight

10 days

Hatching duration

Famille

Identity Card

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  • Name : Short-beaked Echidna
  • Latin Name : Tachyglossus aculeatus
  • Origin : Australia and South-East New Guinea
  • IUCN Status : Endangered
  • Cites : Annexe II
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