The long-beaked echidna lives in the highlands of New Guinea, and the short-beaked echidna lives mainly in New Guinea and Australia. The short-beaked echidna is also found in Tasmania, King Island, Flinders Island and Kangaroo Island.Know More
Echidnas are found in a wide variety of habitats including mountains, deserts and even urban areas. They are solitary and each have a large territory in which they feed and live, though this territory often overlaps with the territory of other echidnas. They are burrowing animals, and they are especially likely to take shelter underground during inclement weather. The echidna feeds primarily on termites, using its long sticky tongue in much the same fashion as an anteater.
Echidnas are monotremes that reproduce by laying eggs. The mother carries the egg in a pouch, and the newly hatched echidna will stay with her and suckle for about 3 months.Learn More
Platypuses live along the eastern coast of Australia. These carnivorous mammals are found in the water when they are looking for food, and they also spend time on the ground. Platypuses build their homes out of dirt near the shore.Full Answer >
The average lifespan for a hippo in the wild is approximately 40 years. Hippos are herbivores that weigh from 3,000 to 9,920 pounds as adults. Wild adult hippos consume approximately 80 pounds of grass each night.Full Answer >
Monkeys live in many different countries around the world, including Africa, Japan and India. Monkeys also live in Mexico, South America and Central America.Full Answer >
Foxes live in burrowed dens that they build underground; in warmer weather, foxes live in hollow areas above ground. Foxes are solitary animals, but they live together as a family during breeding season.Full Answer >