Echidna Garden Art


We Echidnas, together with the Platypus, are the world’s only monotremes, or egg-laying mammals. We look fearsome, but are shy and would rather retreat than fight if disturbed. We curl into a ball, with our snouts and legs tucked beneath us and our sharp spines sticking out.

Like the Platypus, the males of our species have a hollow spur on their back leg. While a male Platypus can use this spur to inject poison into would-be attackers, we Echidnas do not have this ability.

Size: 27cm x 20cm

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