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Marvellous Monotremes...

One of our new projects that we have been working on for some time came to life last week when we welcomed another brand new species to the centre - Short beaked echidna!

One of four living species of echidna, they are found in coastal regions and highlands of New Guinea. One of the most unique adaptations is their snout and tongue, which they use to eat insects. They are from a group of animals known as monotremes (which includes platypus), which are the only group of mammals to lay eggs!

Currently settling in off show, we hope to have the new enclosures finished soon!

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