Body rounded and covered in sharp spines, with fur between. Spines yellow-cream with black tips. Smooth tubular snout. Long sharp claws. They feed on ants, termites and other small invertebrates using a long, sticky tongue. They grind this food on horny plates in the mouth. Females lay eggs and feed their young on milk.
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What habitats does Tachyglossus aculeatus live in?
Range of areas, including forests.
What is the distribution of Tachyglossus aculeatus?
Mainland Australia and Tasmania
How big does Tachyglossus aculeatus grow?
Body can grow to around 44cm
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