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A rare and curious animal, the eastern long-beaked echidna belongs to an incredibly distinct group of mammals, the monotremes. Like all…
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Despite its name, this spine-covered animal has a relatively elongate, slender snout. The spines are usually yellow with black tips but can…
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So seemingly incongruous was the appearance of platypus specimens shipped to England at the end of the 18th century, that many observers…
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