Echidna 10" L (Spiny Anteater)

Sale price$29.00


3697, ECHIDNA 10"L are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.  

Fun Echidna Facts   

  • Along with the platypus, the echidna is the only other living egg-laying mammal species.
  • Echidna (pronounced i-kid-na) is one of the most interesting and curious creatures in the world. 
  • There are two types of echidna – the Long-beaked Echidna (native to New Guinea), and the Short-beaked echidna (found in Australia). 
  • The Short-beaked Echidna is featured on the Australian 5c piece.
  • The Echidna ranges from 35-52 cm in length. It can weigh up to 6 kg.
  • Echidnas have the ability to move objects twice their own weight. 
  • Echidna’s spines are actually long, tough, hollow hair follicles.
  • As well as being covered in spines, echidnas are also covered in shorter fur to keep them warm.
  • These spines are an echidna’s main line of defence when predators strike. 
  • When under threat, they will roll up into a ball of radiating spines to protect themselves or dig themselves to safety.
  • Echidnas are actually toothless mammals, but they more than make up for it with their long, sticky tongues.
  • An Echidna’s tongue is about 15 cm long which is longer than your pencil!! 
  • The echidna’s scientific name, Tachyglossus actually means ‘fast tongue.’
  • Echidnas slurp up ants, worms and insect larvae with their tongue. 
  • The claws on an echidna’s hind limbs are curved backwards to help them dig, which is another way they help protect themselves from danger as they can dig their way out of trouble.
  • Echidnas are a monotreme, meaning they lay one egg at a time. 
  • Echidna babies are called ‘puggles.’
  • Echidnas have been known to live for up to 50 years in captivity, and 45 years in the wild.

Product Dimension: 10.14"L X 5.07"W X 5.46"H

HANSA CREATION, INC.  Down Under is HANSA CREATION's hand-crafted collection of realistic plush animals. It takes great pride in each enchanting work of soft sculpture art, carefully designed to educate, fascinate, captivate and inspire creative play for collectors of all ages.

Artists create each HANSA animal from portraits of the creature in its natural habitat appropriately called Hansa Creation Portrait's in Nature. It is HANSA's uncompromising integrity in design and quality standards that has charmed collectors for generations and continues to mesmerize new collectors of all ages.

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