THE   SHORT BEAKED ECHIDNA!!   (Tachyglossus Aculeatus) By: Aidan Maier Grade 6 Fessenden School
SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia  ...
APPEARANCE <ul><li>Short brown or black fur </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow black tipped spines </li></ul><ul><li>Long slender sn...
HABITAT <ul><li>Found in: </li></ul><ul><li>Australia  </li></ul><ul><li>Tasmania </li></ul><ul><li>New Guinea </li></ul><...
LIFE CYCLE <ul><li>About 23 days after mating egg is laid in the mothers little pouch </li></ul><ul><li>About 10 days late...
DIET <ul><li>A short beaked echidna’s diet largely consists of ants and termites </li></ul>
PREDATORS <ul><li>Dingo dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Goannas (large lizards) </li></ul><ul><li>F...
CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE <ul><li>The echidna contributes to the diversity of life by keeping a balance of ant...
THE IMPACT HUMANS HAVE ON SHORT BEAKED ECHIDNAS <ul><li>Humans impact echidnas because: </li></ul><ul><li>Cars hit them </...
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP ECHIDNAS SURVIVE? <ul><li>If you live in Australia or New Guinea, you can help by:   </li></ul><u...
DID YOU KNOW? <ul><li>Echidnas are largely solitary animals and only convene to mate </li></ul><ul><li>Short beaked echidn...
REFERENCES www.Wikipedia.com 10/11/11 23/11/11 Smithson’s Animal Encyclopedia 11/11/11 www.Animalplanet.com   22/11/11 www...
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  1. 1. THE SHORT BEAKED ECHIDNA!! (Tachyglossus Aculeatus) By: Aidan Maier Grade 6 Fessenden School
  2. 2. SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia </li></ul><ul><li>Subclass: Prototheria </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Montremata </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Tachyglossidea </li></ul><ul><li>Genus: Tachyglossus </li></ul><ul><li>Species: T.aculeatus </li></ul>
  3. 3. APPEARANCE <ul><li>Short brown or black fur </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow black tipped spines </li></ul><ul><li>Long slender snout </li></ul><ul><li>30-40cm long </li></ul><ul><li>Short stubby 1cm long tail </li></ul><ul><li>No visible neck </li></ul>
  4. 4. HABITAT <ul><li>Found in: </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Tasmania </li></ul><ul><li>New Guinea </li></ul><ul><li>Environment: </li></ul><ul><li>Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Desert </li></ul><ul><li>Fields </li></ul>
  5. 5. LIFE CYCLE <ul><li>About 23 days after mating egg is laid in the mothers little pouch </li></ul><ul><li>About 10 days later the echidna hatches blind and hairless and stays in its mother’s pouch for 2-3 months suckling her milk </li></ul><ul><li>After that spines appear so it can no longer stay in the pouch so it stays safely in a burrow while it still suckles its mother’s milk </li></ul><ul><li>The baby echidna learns to eat ants and when its spines are fully grown it moves on to a life of its own </li></ul>
  6. 6. DIET <ul><li>A short beaked echidna’s diet largely consists of ants and termites </li></ul>
  7. 7. PREDATORS <ul><li>Dingo dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Goannas (large lizards) </li></ul><ul><li>Foxes </li></ul><ul><li>Feral cats </li></ul><ul><li>Eagles </li></ul><ul><li>Tasmanian Devils </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONTRIBUTION TO THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE <ul><li>The echidna contributes to the diversity of life by keeping a balance of ants and termites. </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE IMPACT HUMANS HAVE ON SHORT BEAKED ECHIDNAS <ul><li>Humans impact echidnas because: </li></ul><ul><li>Cars hit them </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic dogs kill them </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP ECHIDNAS SURVIVE? <ul><li>If you live in Australia or New Guinea, you can help by: </li></ul><ul><li>Driving carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping pet dogs under control </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving gaps under fences so echidnas can roam freely </li></ul>
  11. 11. DID YOU KNOW? <ul><li>Echidnas are largely solitary animals and only convene to mate </li></ul><ul><li>Short beaked echidnas only weigh 2-5 kilograms </li></ul><ul><li>The spines of an echidna are made of the same material that makes up your finger nails </li></ul><ul><li>In Australia echidnas are protected by law even though they aren’t endangered </li></ul>
  12. 12. REFERENCES www.Wikipedia.com 10/11/11 23/11/11 Smithson’s Animal Encyclopedia 11/11/11 www.Animalplanet.com 22/11/11 www.Animalfactguide.com 22/11/11 24/11/11 www.Answers.com 23/11/11
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