World’s Weirdest Penis Studied When National Geographic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke headed to Tasmania, Australia, this year, she on the lookout for the echidna, an ancient termite-eating hedgehog with a four-headed penis.
Echidnas, sometimes known as spiny anteaters, are a type of egg-laying mammal found in Australia and New Guinea. Diet consists largely of ants and termites. They are named after a monster in ancient Greek mythology.
Previous pinner: "BABY PUGGLE" Me: It's an echidna baby, called a "puggle." They're sometimes called "spiny anteaters" and they're egg-laying mammals. Any way you slice it, this is one handful of strange critter!
The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth.
A crest-tailed mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial known only from fossilised bone fragments and presumed extinct in NSW for more than century, has been discovered in Sturt National Park north-west of Tibooburra.
The Tufted Deer is a small species of deer characterized by the prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males. It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China.