Around a month ago some very special animals arrived at Hamerton Zoo Park.
A pair of Short-beaked Echidna is settling in off-show, and of course they will be off-show now for a while. Work was due to progress on a new enclosure for them next to our new Meerkat Mountain, but this of course is on hold as we have no money coming into the Park following the Government closures.
Echidnas are amazing animals, found in Australia and parts of New Guinea. Along with the Platypus they are the only mammals to lay eggs, and are classed on their own in an ancient group called the 'Monotremes'.