Echidnas

By Jasmine 3D

Echidnas

An echidna is a native Australian monotreme. They are in the same family as a platypus. This means they lay eggs but they also feed their babies with milk from the mother.

Echidnas live in the bush.

An echidna has a long sticky snout, two small eyes and more than a thousand spikes.

An echidna has a territory of a hundred acres.

Babies are called puggles.

An echidna eats beetles, worms and other insects.

They have many predators. The threats include: dingoes, dogs, cats, pigs and foxes.

Echidnas are interesting because they are one of only two monotremes in the world.