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Echidna , Taronga Zoo | by BRJ INC.
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Echidna , Taronga Zoo

Like my work? Like me on Facebook at: Echidnas (pronounced /ɨˈkɪdnə/), also known as spiny anteaters,[2] belong to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals. There are four extant species, which, together with the Platypus, are the only surviving members of that order and are the only extant mammals that lay eggs.[3] Although their diet consists largely of ants and termites, they are only distantly related to the true anteaters of the Americas. They live in New Guinea and Australia. The echidnas are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology.

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Taken on August 12, 2010