Echidna back to wild today
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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