Watch an echidna hatch in this vintage CSIRO clip

By Australian Geographic 20 July 2017
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This 1974 echidna hatching video from the CSIRO archives proves that puggles are by far the most adorable native Australian animal.

After hatching, the young echidna stays in its mother’s pouch for up to 63 days. When the spines appear, the mother places it in a nursery burrow.