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Echidnas (Tachyglossidae aculeatus) are so wonderfully bizarre. They are one of only two animals that are monotremes- mammals that lay eggs- the other being the platypus of course!

When threatened, an echidna will roll up into a spiky ball to defend themselves. It's genius really, because if the predators aren't scared of spikes they'll just die from how adorable the echidnas look all rolled up.


Echidnas are actually pretty good swimmers and are so cute to watch as they waddle walk in the forest underbrush.

I hope you enjoy this Echidna Animal Sweater!

Animal Sweater- Echidna