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Adorable Echidnas Are Doing Their Part Without Realizing It

by bill - 2021-03-16 16:09:41 ( in education, science, animals) [php version]

"Australian echidnas are one of the only two types of mammals that lay eggs for babies, and despite their spiky appearance, they're rather adorable.

"Thankfully, the native Australian echidna has become part of the solution because of its very own animal instincts. This particular animal love to dig furrows, pits, and depressions in the soil as it searches for ants to eat. What research has found is that this type of soil 'engineering' could actually significantly benefit the environment."

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