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Echidna

WATCH: 8-Year-Old Has A Lot To Say About His Favorite Mammal

Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

It's not unusual to meet a young animal fan, but this 8-year-old is quite keen on a very specific creature -- the echidna, a spiny form of anteater th...

Pointers, Please, for Spotting Wild Life: Mr. Magoo on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.

Weird Mammal Thought To Be Extinct In Australia May Not Be

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/04/2013 01:38 PM EST on LiveScience A critically endangered mammal thought to be extinct in ...

WATCH: Bizarre Creatures' Birth Reportedly Marks Important Milestone

Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

If you need a pick-me-up this week, these delightful echidna puggles may be able to lend a chubby hand. According to Australia's Herald Sun, a pai...

WATCH: True Facts About This Bizarre Animal

Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy

A few weeks ago, the internet went nuts over this video of a rare Australian animal called an echidna being nursed by a zoo caretaker. Since most Amer...

Tiny Echidna Orphan Falls Out Of Mom's Pouch, Finds A New Home

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

A tiny echidna is receiving some lifesaving tender loving care this week after being rescued from a trail in western Australia. The puggle, as bab...

World's Weirdest Penis (VIDEO)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

I've just finished filming my new series, Freaks and Creeps for National Geographic Wild, in which I travel to the furthest corners of the planet to seek out the world's most bizarre animals and discover the secrets behind their oddness.

13 Of The World's Prickliest Critters (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Being a thorny or spiny animal definitely has its advantages in nature. While these animals can use their spikes to attack their prey, such spikes al...

Weird, Spiky Animal Blows Mucus Bubble (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today, the New York Times has my favorite description of an animal ever -- thank you, Natalie Angier, for this: He had seen them once or twice in cap...