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Tree Kangaroo And Echidna

Tree Kangaroo And Echidna
    • Chlidonias
      that's interesting. It has been mentioned on Zoochat before by Mr. Wukong that tree kangaroos and echidnas should not be mixed: Australian mammals in overseas zoos

      Tree kangaroos are not just prone to stepping on loose quills lying around and thus hurting their feet; due to a strange habit nature has bestowed upon them, they have the habit to eat echidna quills, even whole quills. Nobody knows why, but it doesn't do their intestines any good...
    • PAT
      It looks like the echidna in this photo has had the ends of its quills removed somehow. Its not unusual for some quills to be blunt but these are very uniformly shortened. Could the tree kangaroo (or tree kangaroos if there are more than one in the exhibit) be eating them directly off the echidna?
    • Chlidonias
      now I'm imagining a tree kangaroo sitting there holding an echidna in its hands eating the spikes off like it's a cob of corn, going "nom nom nom".
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    Date:
    28 Sep 2017
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