Ashley Hallam captured this footage of an echidna swimming along the Swan River in Tasmania, seemingly using its nose as a snorkel.
The fireworks have been a long-term concern for animal carers, veterinarians and wildlife experts.
Science & Environment
Do echidnas exist because a platypus once deserted the water and evolved spines? Many experts think so.
The long-beaked echidna – thought to have died out in Australia 10,000 years ago – might still survive in the Kimberley.
The venom of Australia’s iconic monotremes could help researchers come up with a new treatment for type-2 diabetes.
There’s still so much to learn about – and from – our unique wildlife. Here are some of this year’s top new discoveries involving Australia’s iconic animals.
New technology reveals that digging echidnas play a crucial role in Australia’s ecosystems.
A curious echidna checks out a smorgasbord of ants in central Victoria.
An echidna found injured in Maryborough, QLD, is being looked after at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.