Being an echidna isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; we lead solitary lives, lay eggs and we have nightmarish four-headed penises covered in spines.
But reproduction that would make H.R. Giger blush aside, one must concede we are some of the cutest buggers.
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) November 17, 2016
For the first time in 29 years, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has successfully match-made a couple of echidnas who’ve given birth to three adorable echidlings. As a species, we’re notoriously stubborn when it comes to mating in captivity.
Imagine if someone put you behind several inches of plexiglass with a lady you’ve never met before and peers at you from behind their clipboard expecting the marsupial mamba to happen without even a thimble of XXXX Gold to part the waters. I don’t think so.
The creepy observed love-making paid off at least in the arrival of three ‘puggles’, whose sexes and names have yet to be determined. Might I suggest “Billy II” or, failing that, “Nicole Echidman”… Ok, ok, “Eartha Echid”
“Ragnarok”.. now I’m just saying things