Manningham's Backyard Diversity - Short-Beaked Echidna

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife such as the short-beaked echidna with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.

Image of a short-beaked echidna foraging in grass

Manningham Council Presents Manningham's Backyard Diversity

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey.


Duration
3 minutes

Learn all about Manningham’s unique local wildlife and environment with TV Zoologist Chris Humfrey from Wild Action, ‘The Zoo That Comes to You’.

Echidnas can be shy but are found in many areas of Manningham where there is enough native habitat for them to roam in. The Echidnas home range can be up to 50 hectares.

Echidnas like to burrow into the soil, hide under vegetation, and shelter in hollow logs, rock crevices, and in burrows. They need lots of understory habitats that can provide them with their food including ants and termites.

You will be amazed by what lives in Manningham and maybe even your backyard. You will learn about our incredible local biodiversity and how we can all play an important role in the protection of our native species and our local fragile environment.

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