28 facts about echidnas you may not know

What is an echidna? They’re like a cross between an ant-eater and a hedgehog, with their long snout noses and quills. However, echidnas are not closely related to either animal and pretty much stand alone as one of two egg-laying mammals on Earth (the other being the platypus). So what exactly makes the echidna so unique? Simply scroll through the gallery above to discover some amazing facts about this strange and wonderful creature.