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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218 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C1 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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Olga Troyan
Olga Troyan1 years ago

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

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Julia Cabrera-Woscek

Gorgeous alert!

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Karen F.
Karen P2 years ago

Marvellous little monotreme.

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Catrin NoForwardsPlease
Censored C2 years ago

What an intriguing animal.

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Rosemary H.
Rosemary H2 years ago

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

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Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik2 years ago

Lovely.Thank You for sharing =)

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Paulinha Russell
Paulinha Russell2 years ago

Thank you

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