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Morgan Wilson
Tasmania'a Short Nosed Echidna foraging in the wild.

Tasmania’s Short-Beaked Echidna

My favourite animal you may get to see while traveling in Tasmania is the Short Nosed Echidna. At both Bonorong and East Coast wildlife parks you can see these lovely creatures during their daily feeding. The Tasmanian Short Beaked Echidna is smaller and furrier than other Echidnas and is only found in Tasmania. Apart from being one of the cutest looking creatures on earth, it has some amazing and interesting adaptations that have allowed it to survive for thousands of years. The most obvious and well known adaptation is its defensive spines. When threatened the animal will curl into a...

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