A Baby Echidna. Did you know Echidna’s have a four headed penis and no nipples?
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Despite this baby’s soft and squishy skin, echidnas grow large spikes that are actually just modified hairs, all over their body, to a length of around 5cm long (excluding the face, legs and underside).
Perhaps the strangest thing about echidna’s is the way they mate. Male echidna’s have a 4-headed penis and, during mating, they shut off one half of these heads, using two heads to enter the female echidna’s two branched reproductive tract. The male’s alternate the two that are used. They also have no nipples, create mating “trains” behind a female and reproduce while hibernating.
Not only that, echidna’s have the lowest body temperature of all mammals at 32C (89F) compared with the 37C of a human, and can fluctuate up to 8C throughout the day – which is more than enough fluctuation to kill a human.