by Matthew Cobb
The great baby animal site Zooborns has this account of an echidna puggle (ie baby) which was found in the countryside near Sydney. Echidnas are spiny monotreme mammals, so they spend much of their early life in their mother’s pouch. Beau may have fallen out. He was picked up and taken to Taronga Zoo, where they are looking after him.
He’s a cute looking feller:
He’s drinking milk from a dropper at the moment – he only needs to be fed every day or so!
(All photos: Ben Gibson / Taronga Zoo)
They also posted this video:
And when he’s grown up, he will be displaying his four-headed penis (oh yes). Here’s a video of a zoologist doing the necessary. NSFW, or anywhere else, I reckon: