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Observing an echidna

Join Don Spencer as he looks closely at an echidna. Observe the body parts and covering of this unique Australian mammal. Find out what the echidna eats. Watch it move around in its natural habitat.

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A song about echidnas

What would it be like to have an echidna for a pet? Listen to Don Spencer as he sings this song about a pet echidna. Watch an echidna looking for food to eat.

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Monotreme mum smuggles snuggly puggle

Female marsupials such as wallabies, kangaroos and koalas have live young and carry their joeys (babies) in a pouch. Find out how egg-laying marsupials called monotremes grow. Watch a newly hatched echidna as it grows from 'puggle' (baby) to adult.

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Animal weapons: echidna

This is a colour clip showing an Australian short-beaked echidna ('Tachyglossus aculeatu') using its snout to detect its prey, social insects. The echidna attempts to eat ants from the mound of a large ant nest but leaves because the ants are stinging and biting it. It then seeks out its preferred prey, termites, using ...

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EnviroNorth: savanna walkabout

This is an interactive website about Australia's savannas. It has four main sections providing information about where tropical savannas are located across the world; the importance of termites in Australia's tropical savannas ecosystem; the lifecycle of the termite; and the research being conducted in Australia's savannas. ...

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Skin and scales, feathers and fur

This collection of media resources focuses on the features of a variety of animals and how these features help the animals meet their needs for food, shelter and safety from predators.