Echidna back to wild to­day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

AF­TER sev­eral days of slurp­ing down a feed of wild ter­mites the brave lit­tle echidna that was dropped into The Wildlife Habi­tat in Port Dou­glas sev­eral weeks ago week to be cared will be re­leased back into the wild to­day.

Wildlife man­ager Clare An­der­son said the lit­tle echidna which is about 10 months old, is also at an age where it’s usu­ally just been weaned off its mother in the wild, is do­ing “fan­tas­tic”.

“We have been feed­ing him a wild diet, which in­cludes ter­mites in prepa­ra­tion for him to be re­leased back in the wild to­day,” Ms An­der­son said.

“He has had a fan­tas­tic re­cov­ery and we are thrilled that we can re­lease him back into the wild where he be­longs.”

The cute and spikey “pug­gle” was dropped into the Wildlife Habi­tat’s Wildlife Care Cen­tre weak and con­fused, suf­fer­ing in­juries re­lated to a pos­si­ble wild an­i­mal at­tack and tick in­fes­ta­tion.

The wildlife team will re­lease the lit­tle bat­tler back into the wild near Mowbray, where it was found.

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