Echo, the Echidna Facts:

  • Is covered with coarse hair and spikes called spines. Ouch, don't touch!
  • Likes to eat ants and termites.
  • Has a long, skinny snout, which is both its mouth and nose - its like breathing through your mouth. Oh, and a really long sticky tongue.
  • The longest recorded lifespan for a captive echidna is 50 years.