Echidnas

The important thing about the

Echidna

is
that it can protect itself from predators by using its spiky spines.

It curls itself up into a ball with its spines sticking out and protects its soft belly.
It can swim.

It lays eggs and the baby stays in its mother’s pouch.
The babies are called puggles.
They are smaller than a jelly bean when they are first born.

It eats ants.
It uses its long sticky tongue that it snaps back to pull ants into its mouth.

But the important thing about the

Echidna

is
that it can protect itself from predators by using its spiky spines.