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Short-nosed echidna

My favourite photo subject at Paignton. Exhibit next to red pandas, Paignton. 16th February 2014.

Short-nosed echidna
gentle lemur, 18 Feb 2014
    • gentle lemur
      My favourite photo subject at Paignton. Exhibit next to red pandas, Paignton. 16th February 2014.
    • vogelcommando
      Wunderfull photo gentle lemur !
    • TeaLovingDave
      A fantastic shot of the old fellow; I am very glad he is chugging along as ever!
    • Brum
      I see someone made the most of the brief sunshine today... And I hope you had fun too Alan! :p

      Always a pleasure to see a photo of one of my favourite UK zoo residents not curled up in a ball! :D
    • Jordan-Jaguar97
      Fantastic photo of a fantastic creature! :D
    • gentle lemur
      I'm glad you like the photo.
      The little guy was very active in the sun - it was beautiful for my visit on Sunday. It amazes me that such a small and slow-moving animal can be such a challenge to photograph. I got a few nice head-on shots, but I posted this one because it just about shows his face, front foot and that incredible 'backwards' hindfoot.

      Alan
    • Cat-Man
      How did Paington acquire their Echidna?
    • TeaLovingDave
      They got a pair from Bristol in 1994, when said collection decided to go out of the species. The female of the pair died about 5 years ago now.
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