E:: ECHIDNA:: Echidna was a half-woman, half-snake creature in Greek mythology, also known as the "mother of all monsters", as she gave birth to most of the Greek mythical creatures. She was the wife of Typhon, who was the "father of all monsters" and the most fearsome and dangerous monster in said mythology. Both she and her husband were the children of Gaia and Tartarus. The couple attacked the Olympians, but Zeusmanaged to repel them, burying Typhonunder Mount Etna; Echidna and her children were spared to continue challenging future heroes. Echidna was killed by Argus Panoptes while sleeping. .
Oh hey there little friend ☺️ Always a special treat to meet an echidna! Despite being born in Australia I feel like I haven't seen that many echidnas over my life and this guy was pretty chill as we shared a walk 💚
Sıra geldi Avustralya hayvanlarına. Bu yakışıklı bir Echidna, dikenli karıncayiyen olarak biliniyor. Tıpkı ornitorenk gibi memeli olduğu halde yumurtluyorlar. Dünyanın en komik hayvanlarından biri olmalı, çok işi varmış gibi sürekli aynı yerde dönüp duruyor. Bana poz veren henüz bebek, yavru echidna’lara “puggle” deniyor #echidna#puggle#wildlifepark#seyahat#gezgin#yolculuk
Surprise we have puggles! During a routine health check of our Echidna’s we discovered two young puggles, approximately 10-20 days old and looking healthy. The spines of an Echidna make it difficult for a thorough examination as they almost immediately roll into a tight ball. On this occasion the Echidna’s were anesthetised so our zoology team could identify the gender ratio in our collection, microchip individuals and run a thorough health check. To our surprise, two puggles were snuggled up in their mothers’ pouches, a rare sight to see in captivity. We hope to see them make an appearance in our Mulga Walk where we run the Nocturnal Tour in the coming months.