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  Web Design in London Ontario - Echidna Solutions Corp.
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Echidna is an official sponsor of the Doors Open London website offering complimentary hosting and email service.
The purpose of Agape Foundation of London is to assist in the development of the London area community through grants and special awards to non-profit, charitable groups concerned with education, the arts, recreation, social services, health and the environment.
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  Privacy Policy | Echidna Solutions Corp.
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Echidna may disclose personal information to another entity purchasing (including for diligence purposes prior to purchase) the assets of Echidna, provided that entity abides by this or a similar privacy policy.
www.echidna.ca /privacy-policy.php   (323 words)

  San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Echidna
The echidna (ih-KID-na), or spiny anteater, is an unusual mammal.
The natural environment of the echidna is rough scrubland.
The echidna at the San Diego Zoo is fed a “milkshake” made of ground-up leaf eater biscuits and dog kibble, with water added to form a thick paste to lick up.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-echidna.html   (884 words)

  Echidna - LoveToKnow 1911
ECHIDNA, or Porcupine Ant-Eater (Echidna aculeata), one of the few species of Monotremata, the lowest subclass of Mammalia, forming the family Echidnidae.
The opening of the mouth is small, and from it the echidna puts forth its long slender tongue, lubricated with a viscous secretion, by means of which it seizes the ants and other insects on which it feeds.
In common with the other monotremes, the male echidna has its heel provided with a sharp hollow spur, connected with a secreting gland, and with muscles capable of pressing the secretion from the gland into the spur.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Echidna   (440 words)

 Echidna - MSN Encarta
The short-nosed echidna found in Australia is about 35 to 53 cm (about 14 to 21 in) long, exclusive of a short tail, and has a broad body mounted upon short, strong legs.
A somewhat larger subspecies of the short-nosed echidna is native to Tasmania.
In locations where ants and termites are abundant, the smaller echidnas make useful pets; they are long-lived and, despite their bristly coat, are gentle in disposition.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561096/Echidna.html   (279 words)

 Fauna Rescue Of South Australia Echidna Page
No one has ever worked out how the mother echidna gets the egg into the pouch but it is thought that she curls her body in such a way that the egg is transferred directly into the pouch.
The baby echidna known as a "puggle" is carried in the pouch until it starts to develop spines.
If an echidna is injured and needs rescuing and you are unable to pick it up due to it digging itself into the ground, use a fine spray mist bottle to wet it's head.
www.faunarescue.org.au /echidna.html   (743 words)

 DoAustralia - Fauna: the echidna
Echidnas belong to a group of animals called monotremes, which are a type of mammal.
The young echidna after leaving the pouch, it stays in the nesting burrow until it is six to eight months old.
The baby echidna stays in the pouch, feeding the iron-rich pink milk until it is six months old, weighs about 400 grams and its spines have started to grow.
www.doaustralia.com /Fauna/Echidna.htm   (485 words)

 The Echidna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The monotremes, a group including the echidna and platypus are characterised by laying eggs and suckling their young in a pouch, an attribute defining them as marsupials.
Even if echidnas are not seen, there is always plenty of evidence of their presence, with many scrapes, holes, diggings and other earthworks where they have been searching for termites.
Echidnas do not have many predators due to their effective spiny defence, and are more likely to fall victim to traffic than foxes or dingoes.
www.westernwildlife.com.au /western/mammals/echidna.htm   (376 words)

 Education Fact Sheets Echidna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adult echidnas vary in size and weight but are usually between 30-45cm in length with the males weighing about 6kg and females about 4.5kg.
Echidnas do not have teats, instead milk oozes out of the skin from the mammary glands and the young suckle the fur on the mother’s belly.
Echidnas do not have teeth so they grind their food between hard plates on their tongue and the top of their mouth.
www.arazpa.org.au /Education_FactSheets_Echidna.htm   (601 words)

 Tasmania PWS - Wildlife - Echidna 
Echidnas, or spiny ant eaters as they are sometimes known, are familiar to most Australians.
Echidnas are 30 cm to 45 cm in length and weigh between 2 kg and 5 kg with Tasmanian animals being larger than their Australian mainland counterparts.
If an echidna is injured or in danger and has to be handled, the best method is to place it in a sack or plastic garbage bin.
www.parks.tas.gov.au /wildlife/mammals/echidna.html   (1014 words)

 DPIW - Short-beaked Echidna
Echidnas are 30 cm to 45 cm in length and weigh between 2 kg and 5 kg with Tasmanian animals being larger than their Australian mainland counterparts.
The breeding season for echidnas is from the end of June to September.
If an echidna is injured or in danger and has to be handled, the best method is to place it in a sack or plastic garbage bin.
www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au /inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-5357K5?open   (1087 words)

 What is an Echidna?
The echidna is the only known egg laying mammal aside from the platypus, to which it is somewhat related.
All species of echidna look like a cross between a hedgehog and an anteater, and are often referred to as spiny anteaters.
The baby echidna, called a puggle, will continue this unusual nursing until it is about a year old.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-an-echidna.htm   (486 words)

The echidna's snout is between 7 and 8 cm long, and is stiffened to enable the animal to break up logs and termite mounds when searching for food.
Echidnas are usually found among rocks, in hollow logs and in holes among tree roots.
Echidnas have been known to live for as long as 16 years in the wild, but generally their life span is thought to be under 10 years.
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au /npws.nsf/Content/Echidnas   (706 words)

 Fourth Crossing Wildlife - Echidna
The Echidna is easily recognised by the covering of spines across it's body which is a safety mechanism for the animal.
When threatened the Echidna will bury into the ground, or curl into a tight ball, and raise its spines, or quills, so that it cannot be handled easily.
The Echidna can be found throughout all of Australia where ever there are ants or termites present, as this is their main diet source.
www.fourthcrossingwildlife.com /echidna.htm   (419 words)

 Rainforest Echidna
The main difference between the two types of Echidna in Australia is that the Short-beaked Echidna eats ants and other colonial insects, and the Long-beaked Echidna forages in forest litter for earthworms and larger solitary insects.
The short-beaked echidna is found in all habitats in Australia, from desert to snowy mountains to rainforest.
Another feature the male platypus and the male echidna have in common is a spur on the ankle of the hindlegs.
www.species.net /Echidna.html   (1214 words)

 Stuffed Echidna from Stuffed Ark
Echidna, also spiny anteater, common name for a type of egg-laying mammal.
The short-nosed echidna found in Australia is about 14 to 21 inches long, exclusive of a short tail.
The New Guinean echidna has a long, curved snout and grows as long as 30 inches.
www.stuffedark.com /echidna.htm   (87 words)

 UNSW Embryology- Echidna Development
The Echidna family consists of 2 major groups the short-beaked in Australia and long-beaked in New Guinea and Indonesia (Irian Jaya).
The echidna is a unique egg-laying mammal, the embryo is referred too as a "puggle" (not to be confused with the dog breed, produced by mating a Pug with a Beagle) and is not a common animal model of mammalian embryonic development.
A combination of mammal, reptile, and marsupial, echidnas produce milk, but unlike mammals, they are egg-laying creatures and, like marsupials, they have a modified pouch for nurturing their young.
embryology.med.unsw.edu.au /OtherEmb/echidna.htm   (909 words)

 Weird, Wacky and Wonderful : Echidna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Echidna is a monotreme, which means that it is a mammal that lays eggs.
The average length for a full-grown echidna is 30 – 45 cms.
The echidna is an extremely good burrower thanks to their claws, which they use to dig out ants and termites.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/00747/monotremes/echidna.html   (310 words)

The Echidna found in Australia is the Short-beaked Echidna and along with the Platypus are the only members of the monotreme family which are Mammals that lay eggs and produces milk for its young.
The Echidnas main requirement is a large supply of ants and termites so Echidnas are found all over Australia from the highlands to deserts to forests The Echidna has no fixed home except when the female is suckling its young.
Echidnas then normally tears into the mound or nest with its sharp claws (front feet) and its snout exposing the ants or termites and then catching them with its fast flicking sticky tongue.
home.iprimus.com.au /readman/echidna.htm   (602 words)

 Year 5 Australian Animals
Echidnas that live in the cooler areas have hair on their bodies as long as their spines.
These echidnas hibernate in the winter whereas the ones found in hot, dry areas have short hair in amongst the spines and sleep during the hot days to shelter from extreme temperatures.
Echidnas are not an endangered species but like all animals in the wild, they can become prey to other animals, such as dingoes, feral cats and goannas.
www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au /echidna.htm   (517 words)

Echidnas dig into the ground if they are chased.
The echidna belongs to a special group of mammals called monotremes.
The short-beaked echidna is found in Australia and the long-beaked echidna is found in New Guinea.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/echidnas.htm   (265 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Creature Echidna in Myth and Art
The second reason that Echidna is significant in myth comes from the tradition that she was the mother to a motley assortment of monsters.
Echidna bore Orthus (the dog of Geryon), Cerberus, the Hydra of Lerna, and the Chimera after mating with Typhon.
According to some versions of the myth, Echidna was eventually killed by Argus - but of course only after she had given birth to what amounts to a horde of malicious monsters and other creatures.
www.loggia.com /myth/echidna.html   (455 words)

 Echidna - gone walkabout
On a continent teeming with weird mammals, the Echidna is one of the weirdest.
The Echidna feeds upon ants and termites and wanders about the land looking for new nests.
If threatened, the Echidna will dig deeply into the ground, use its four legs to anchor itself, and expose its spikes to the predator.
www.convictcreations.com /animals/echidna.htm   (459 words)

 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Australian wildlife
The echidna's spiny armour acts as an excellent defence.
When threatened, the echidna will roll into a ball of spines or wedge itself into a crevice for protection.
Echidnas use their long, narrow snout and long tongue to probe into the tunnels of ant and termite nests.
www.koala.net /wildlife/echidna.htm   (141 words)

 Ladywildlife's Common Echidna Page
The echidna is a small, spiny, barrel shaped animal that resembles a pale brown porcupine.
The common echidna is also known as the “spiny anteater.” It is found mainly in sheltered grassy and woodland areas that have soft enough soil for the animal to dig for prey or burrow into the ground.
When the echidna is in an inactive state (called torpor), it is able to go without food for as long as a month.
ladywildlife.com /animal/commonechidna.html   (867 words)

 Echidna Information and Facts
Echidna’s scientific name is Tachyglossus aculeatus (spiny fast-tongue or Spiny anteater).
The echidna and platypus are the only members of a primitive group of mammals known as monotremes.
Echidnas are widely distributed throughout Australia and Tasmania.
www.giftlog.com /pictures/echidna_facts.htm   (246 words)

 ! Rainforest Echidna ! Tropical Rainforest, North Queensland, Australia
An echidna’s head and body length is between 30 and 45cm.
The echidna is a toothless animal, it invades an ant or termite nest with its forepaws or snout and extends its long tongue into the chambers.
Echidnas and platypuses are the only egg-laying mammals (monotremes) in the world.
rainforest-australia.com /echidna.htm   (828 words)

The common short-beaked echidna is native to eastern Australia and Tasmania.
The claws of the short-beaked echidna are sharp enough to pierce a human and are found like usual on the feet.
The echidna lays 1-3 eggs a year and the eggs are about the size of a fifty-cent piece.
www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au /animalprojects/echidna.htm   (312 words)

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