Echidnas look spikey and dangerous, but they are really very cute once you get to know them. They waddle through gardens, turning their spines towards sniffing dogs and delighting us if we are lucky enough to see one. Out in the bush, they have an important role in the environment, keeping termites under control.
Australia's Remarkable Wildlife Australia has been an island continent surrounded by oceans for millions of years. During this long, long time, its animals have evolved into species that are unique and precious. Covered with feathers, fur, spikes or scales, Australia’s wild creatures can be beautiful, frightening and even dangerous. Find out about Australia’s remarkable wildlife in this series and appreciate them in a whole new way.