Daily Cute: Rescued Echidna Puggle

Editor’s Note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on July 17, 2013. Enjoy!

This cute little creature is Beau the echidna, an egg-laying mammal and relative of the platypus. Beau was found on a walking trail at the young age of 30 days. Caretakers at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney think Beau fell out of its mother’s pouch, because babies are kept in the pouch for up to 50 days, after which the mother keeps them in a burrow for another two months or so.

This is what an adult echidna looks like:

Echidna at Bermagui - AusEmade

Young Echidna, Coles Bay

Photos by ausemade on Flickr

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216 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus7 months ago

Thank you for sharing!

Olga Troyan
Olga Troyan9 months ago

I see an echidna's baby for the first time, what a cutie.

Julia Cabrera-Woscek

Gorgeous alert!

Karen F.
Karen F.11 months ago

Marvellous little monotreme.

Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Catrin NoForwardsPleaseabout a year ago

What an intriguing animal.

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.about a year ago

A very interesting little baby....makes a nice change!

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynikabout a year ago

Lovely.Thank You for sharing =)

Paulinha Russell
Paulinha Russellabout a year ago

Thank you

sandra vito
Sandra Vitoabout a year ago

ADORABLE! GRACIAS

Nikki Davey
Nikki Daveyabout a year ago

What a lucky rescue.